Mucopolysaccharidosis type 4A

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Synonyms: GALNS deficiency | Galactosamine-6-sulfatase deficiency | MPS4A | MPSIVA | Morquio disease type A | Mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA | N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase deficiency

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Advocacy Organizations

Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide & Related Diseases Inc.

The Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide and Related Diseases Inc. (The Canadian MPS Society), founded in 1984, serves all Canadians affected by MPS and related diseases through support, education, advocacy and by advancing research.

Emory Lysosomal Storage Disease Center

The Emory Lysosomal and Peroxisomal Storage Disease Center is devoted to remaining on the cutting edge of research and treatment providing comprehensive and compassionate care for all of our patients affected by lysosomal storage diseases.

Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

Lysosomal Storage Disorders Society – Pakistan

LSD Society Pakistan is a registered Non-Profit organization set up by a group of parents dedicated and committed to improve the lives of Lysosomal Storage Disease patients in Pakistan by advocating for patients’ rights and creating awareness in general public. The objective of LSD Society is to advocate with the government and other stakeholders to establish a sustainable healthcare system

Lysosomal Storage Disorders Support Society

LSDSS endeavors to transform the life of children affected by rare Lysosomal Storage Disorders. Our mission is to increase awareness about the prevention of such disorders in future offspring as well as counsel the affected patients and families on how to cope with existing conditions, ensuring no patient or family living with an LSD ever feels alone.

MPS Society

The MPS Society supports families through difficult times and helps people living with rare diseases to live their lives to the full. Founded in 1982 and led by people directly affected by these diseases, we are the only registered charity in the UK which focusses on MPS (Mucopolysaccharide), Fabry and related conditions, a group of 27 rare, life-limiting genetic diseases.

Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

Morquio Community

We seek to promote connection and education on the Morquio syndrome, as well as specific issues the community wishes to address. Through meeting one another, developing friendships, and engaging with the medical community, it is our hope that we can draw strength in our union and develop a voice to improve our social as well as physical well being.

Orphan Disease Center

The Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center (ODC) will host the 11th Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride on Saturday, June 8, 2024 to raise money for rare disease research. In ten years, the MDBR’s 30+ teams have raised over $20 million to fund research grants on the diseases they represent. The ODC ensures that 100% of the funds received goes towards these pilot grants.

Project Alive

Project Alive exists to find and fund a cure for Hunter Syndrome (also known as Mucopolysaccharidosis or MPS II) through research and advocacy. Project Alive is a powerful voice for children and adults with Hunter Syndrome, bringing together families and advocates with researchers, industry, and regulators. The organization funds promising curative research, assists researchers and industry with designing research studies for our community, and advocates for the most effective and efficient system of clinical research, evaluation, and approval. Through its innovative campaigns and grassroots efforts, Project Alive has made significant advances in public awareness about Hunter Syndrome and its symptoms, the need for early diagnosis, and available treatments and clinical trials.

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Clinical Trials

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