About lysosomal storage diseases

 

There are more than 60 diseases classified in the class of LSDs (Lysosomal Storage Disorders), each of which is caused by a problem with a specific enzyme in the body. Although these diseases are quite rare in themselves, they together make up around 1 in 7,700 newborns.

The symptoms of the different LSDs are very diverse - some can cause relatively small problems, while others can be very serious. The options for medical treatment of LSDs often include different medical speciaties. For some lysosomal storage diseases, there are disease-specific treatment options that can be considered. Speak with your doctor about the best options for medical treatment for you or your loved ones.