Medical Dictionary: Hunter syndrome


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Hunter syndrome: Another name for Mucopolysaccharidosis II.
Hunter syndrome (condition): Disorder of mucopolysaccharide metabolism in juveniles.

Hunter syndrome: MPS II, also called Hunter syndrome, affects juveniles and includes a mild and a severe form. Signs of the severe form are joint stiffness, mental deterioration, dwarfing, and progressive deafness. Death usually occurs by age 15. Symptoms of the mild form include short stature, limitation of motion, and features such as an enlarged forehead, lips, and tongue and misaligned teeth. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Mucopolysaccharidoses Information Page: NINDS

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