MPS Army Foundation
What is MPS-VI
MPS-VI (aka Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 6) is an inherited disorder that does not allow sugar molecules to break down in the system. This affects multiple organs including the lungs, heart and skeleton. Symptoms can be mild, severe and life threatening or anything in between. In people and animals with MPS, glucose molecules in cells cannot be broken down and removed by the body. Over time, this degenerative disorder is fatal.
Puppies born afflicted with MPS-VI rarely survive past the age of 2, and those who survive that long have a range of medical issues.
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