Hunter-syndrome meaning

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