Medical Definition of Gargoylism

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

Gargoylism: Also known as Hurler syndrome and mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I), is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder that lacks the enzyme lysosomal alpha-L-iduronidase and results in the buildup glycosaminoglycans.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

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