Sanfilippo Linked for 1st Time With Changes in Blood Pressure

Sanfilippo Linked for 1st Time With Changes in Blood Pressure

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Sanfilippo Linked for 1st Time With Changes in Blood Pressure

Sanfilippo syndrome’s characteristic buildup — to toxic levels — of the complex sugar molecule heparan sulfate appears to affect the production of aldosterone, a hormone that controls blood pressure, leading to serious complications, researchers report. They detail what is likely the first known case of this type of aldosterone deficiency, called hyperreninemic hypoaldosteronism, associated with mucopolysaccharoidosis (MPS), the group of disorders that includes Sanfilippo. The case study, “The First Reported Case of Hyperreninemic Hypoaldosteronism Due to Mucopolysaccharidosis…

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