Alpha mannosidosis type 2
- Alpha-mannosidosis adult-onset form
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Current treatment options for alpha mannosidosis may include bone marrow transplant or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Enzyme replacement therapy may be an additional treatment option in the future.
Treatments to address individual symptoms are recommended as needed, such as vaccinations, antibiotics, hearing aids, glasses, orthopedic and other assistive devices, educational interventions, and speech therapy. Regular follow-up to monitor health and treatment response is advised.
Further detailed information on treatment is available at the following link to GeneReviews.
- Malm D, Nilssen O. Alpha-Mannosidosis. GeneReview. 2001; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1396/. Accessed 10/1/2013.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.
- Project OrphanAnesthesia is a project whose aim is to create peer-reviewed, readily accessible guidelines for patients with rare diseases and for the anesthesiologists caring for them. The project is a collaborative effort of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Orphanet, the European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, anesthetists and rare disease experts with the aim to contribute to patient safety.