The Lurie Children's Difference
The multidisciplinary team has extensive experience treating MPS and ML. We create a comfortable environment for the patient and family during treatment. We regularly collaborate with Orthopaedics, Radiology, Stem Cell Transplant on treatment plans for our patients. Supportive staff members are available to assist patients and families with their medical, emotional and social needs.
Prenatal diagnosis is available for all MPS and ML disorders. Amniocentesis (a procedure in which amniotic fluid is taken from around the fetus) can be used to obtain fetal cells which are then cultured and used for enzyme analysis or genetic testing by DNA analysis. In addition, chorionic villus sampling (the extraction of a small sample of tissue from the developing placenta) can be performed in the first trimester of pregnancy in order to make a diagnosis.