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Sanfilippo's syndrome Syllabification: San·fi·lip·po's syn·drome
Pronunciation: /ˌsanfəˈlipōz ˌsindrōm/

Definition of Sanfilippo's syndrome in English:


A defect in metabolism similar to Hurler’s syndrome.
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  • Values derived from the emission spectra from Sanfilippo's syndrome could be distinguished from those obtained from equivalent regions of non-diseased brains and were within the range of abnormal values previously reported from accumulations of pigment in various types of neuronal ceroidosis.


1960s: named after Sylvester J. Sanfilippo, 20th-century US physician.

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