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May 15th is MPS Awareness Day!

Publication date: 13 May 2021

Associated community Hunter Syndrome

Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) is a collection of rare genetic diseases characterized by a deficiency in an enzyme involved in the breakdown of certain long chain sugar molecules.  The accumulation of these molecules over time produces symptoms typically appearing in early childhood and progressing to organ failure and reduced life expectancy.  There are 7 known types of MPS.  MPS II or Hunter Syndrome affects about 1:162,000 babies.  May 15th is MPS Awareness Day.  Learn more about MPS by following the links below.


For information about MPS Awareness Day, visit and