Hunter syndrome


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Hunter syndrome

[′hənt·ər ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
An X-linked recessive disease in which a deficiency of the enzyme iduronate sulfatase leads to the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in various body tissues, resulting in developmental abnormalities, skeletal deformations, mental retardation, and, in severe cases, early death. Also known as mucopolysaccharidosis II.
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Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for SHP609 (idursulfase-IT; also known as HGT-2310) for the treatment of neurocognitive decline associated with Hunter syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis II or MPSII).
Arian Chowdhury has been suffering from Hunter Syndrome, a serious genetic disorder, for the past eight years.
My friend Karen Johnson set up Gem in memory of her two boys, Simon and Mikey, who both died aged 12 from the genetic condition Hunter Syndrome.
Karen's daughter Katie, pictured with me above, then developed leukaemia and is a carrier of Hunter Syndrome.
At the age of six, Chris was diagnosed with MPS II Hunter syndrome and told that he would not live past age 18.
A 10-year-old boy with a known history of Hunter syndrome and a history of spastic quadriplegia presented with worsening paresthesias and dysesthesias in both hands.
The drug, made by Shire Pharmaceuticals, treats Hunter syndrome, an extremely rare metabolic disorder.
Harry, who lives in Newton, Chester, and goes to Mickle Trafford Primary School, suffers from the very rare condition Hunter Syndrome, which means he may not live beyond his teens.
First and Only Treatment for Hunter Syndrome Now Approved in 40 Countries
The drug for Hunter Syndrome sufferers called Elaprase will be available by Christmas.

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