Lysosomes are structures in the cells of the body that contain enzymes. Enzymes break down proteins and other substances so the cells can use them for energy. In people with lysosomal storage disorders, the enzymes don’t work properly. Waste builds up in the cells, which can cause a variety of health problems and even be life-threatening if untreated.
There are over 50 lysosomal storage disorders, including Tay-Sachs disease and Gaucher disease. These disorders can affect both children and adults.
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A national leader in precision medicine. As leaders in precision medicine, we have been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of 10 sites in the country to participate in the All of Us Research Program. This program finds new ways to deliver personalized care by considering your particular lifestyle, health conditions, and genetics. As one of our patients, you can help change the future of health care and precision medicine, helping future generations receive the specialized care they need.
Innovative treatment designed for you. Using advanced genetic tests, our genetics experts identify the exact cause of the disorder and provide customized treatment. We are one of the most reputable hospitals in South Florida to offer these targeted, personalized treatments as well as the latest clinical trials. This means you get the latest, most advanced approaches.