MPS I Hurler, Hurler Scheie and Scheie

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What is MPS I?


MPS I is one of the mucopolysaccharide storage diseases. MPS I includes Hurler, Hurler-Scheie and Scheie diseases. These diseases differ in severity of symptoms across a spectrum and are named after the doctors that identified them. Based on the presence of symptoms Hurler disease was first described by Dr Hurler in 1919, later in 1962 Dr Scheie identified a less severe form and referred to is as Scheie disease. People with MPS I who appear not to fit clearly at either end of the spectrum of Hurler or Scheie are classified with Hurler-Scheie disease.


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