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Society for Mucopolysaccharidoses and Related Disorders
a/k/a: Ges fur MPS
The Gesellschaft für Mukopolysaccharidosen und ähnliche Erkrankunhen which translates to Society for Mucopolysaccharidoses and Related Disorders support and individual advocacy for families of MPS children and young adults in Austria. This voluntary, non-profit, self-help organization, which has approximately 200 members, organizes an annual family conference and other events. It raises money to promote research and make therapy possible. The Mucopolysaccharidoses are a group of hereditary lysosomal storage diseases. Deposits of mucopolysaccharides in the arteries, skeleton, joints, eyes, ears, skin, and teeth, and in the cardiovascular, respiratory, and central nervous systems characterize them.
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