Hunter's syndrome


Hunter's syndrome
Hunter's syndrome or Hunter syndrome 'hən-tər(z)- n a mucopolysaccharidosis that is similar to Hurler's syndrome but is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait and has milder symptoms
Hunter Charles (1873-1955)
Canadian physician. Hunter published his original report on Hunter's syndrome in 1917, basing his findings on case histories of two boys.

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a hereditary disorder caused by deficiency of an enzyme that results in the accumulation of protein-carbohydrate complexes and fats in the cells of the body (see mucopolysaccharidosis). This leads to mental retardation, enlargement of the liver and spleen, and prominent coarse facial features (gargoylism). The disease is sex-linked, being restricted to males, although females can be carrier. Medical name: mucopolysaccharidosis type II.
C. H. Hunter (1872-1955), US physician

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