Hunter Syndrome Definition

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A type of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS II) that occurs almost exclusively in males, characterized by the presence of dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate in the urine, skin lesions, airway obstruction, enlargement of the liver and spleen, short stature due to skeletal abnormalities, hearing loss, and, in some forms, intellectual disability.
American Heritage Medicine

Mucopolysaccharidosis type II; a lysosomal storage disease caused by a deficient (absent) enzyme, iduronate-2-sulfatase.


Origin of Hunter Syndrome

  • Named after Scottish-born Canadian physician Charles A. Hunter (1873–1955), who first described it in 1917.

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