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Morquio-Brailsford disease


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A defect of mucopolysaccharide metabolism (see inborn error of metabolism) that causes dwarfism with a kyphosis, a short neck, knock-knee, and an angulated sternum in affected children. Intelligence is normal. L. Morquio (1865–1935), Uruguayan physician; J. F. Brailsford (1888–1961), British radiologist

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


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