Feline Mucopolysaccharidosis is a congenial disease in cats that occurs due to mucopolysaccharides in lysosomes within cells in the body of the cat.
There are currently 4 different types of Mucopolysaccharidosis:
Mucopolysaccharidosis I – Caused by deficiency in an enzyme that deforms neuros in the brain and spinal columns
Mucopolysaccharidosis II – Results in abnormal facial development, as well as limited growth and function with hindlimbs
Mucopolysaccharidosis VI – Deficiency in N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphotransferase is the perceived cause of this variant. Structural growth retardation as well as cognitive deficiencies accompany this variant of Mucopolysaccharidosis
Mucopolysaccharidosis VII – Symtoms are prominent starting 12 weeks: enlarged abdomen, granulation of neutrophils, various structural anoamlies occurs.