Mucolipidoses - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for Mucolipidoses?

You can consult a general physician or family doctor to detect Mucolipidoses.

2. If both parents carry a copy of the defective gene for ML, what are the chances of a normal conception?

The offspring of carrier parents has a one in four chance of inheriting mucolipidosis. In this case, it is best to go for pre-natal testing. This is done through a procedure called chorion villi sampling which will confirm if the fetus has mucolipidosis or not.

3. Is there a permanent cure for ML?

At present, there is no permanent cure for ML. The best option is symptomatic clinical management and rehabilitation.

4. What is the prognosis of Mucolipidosis?

The prognosis of a patient with mucolipidosis depends on the type. Babies with type I mucolipidosis usually do not survive beyond a year of life, while those with type II mucolipidosis usually survive up to the age of 7 years. On the other hand, patients with type III mucolipidosis could survive even up to middle age.

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