Hurler Syndrome Definition

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A type of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS IH) characterized by the presence of dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate in the urine, skeletal abnormalities, facial dysmorphism, corneal clouding, enlargement of the liver and spleen, intellectual disability, and hearing loss.
American Heritage Medicine

(pathology, pathology) A genetic disorder that results in the buildup of glycosaminoglycans due to a deficiency of alpha-L iduronidase.


Origin of Hurler Syndrome

  • Named after Gertrud Hurler, a German pediatrician and a medical practitioner.

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