What happens when your body is lacking the enzymes needed to break down sugars? You might think it’s just a matter of extra carbohydrates in the body – but the effects are actually far more wide-ranging and severely damaging to the body, even affecting physical and mental development. In conjunction with International MPS Awareness Day on 15 May, we speak to Prof Dr Thong Meow Keong, Consultant Paediatrician & Clinical Geneticist, to find out more about mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and why early diagnosis and treatment is critical. We also get a better understanding of the challenges faced by patients, through the experience of Rubee Ahmad, who has two sons diagnosed with this rare disease, and require extensive treatment.

Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek

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