Hunter's syndromemedical dictionary


An error of mucopolysaccharide metabolism characterised by deficiency of iduronate sulfatase, with excretion of dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate in the urine; clinically similar to Hurler's syndrome but distinguished by less severe skeletal changes, no corneal clouding, and X-linked recessive inheritance.

Synonyms: type II mucopolysaccharidosis.

(05 Mar 2000)

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