Mucopolysaccharidosis type II

Common Name(s)

Mucopolysaccharidosis type II, Hunter Syndrome

Mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II), also commonly known as Hunter syndrome, is a condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. Affected individuals typically have distinctive facial features, a large head, hydrocephalus, an enlarged liver and spleen, umbilical or inguinal hernia, and hearing loss. Individuals with this condition may have joint deformities and heart valve problems. MPS II is caused by mutations in the IDS gene.

There are two types of MPS II, called the severe and attenuated types. While both types affect many different parts of the body, people with the severe type also experience a decline in intellectual function and a more rapid disease progression. The life expectancy for people with the severe type is 10 to 20 years. Individuals with the attenuated type typically live into adulthood and their intelligence is not affected. Heart disease and airway obstruction are major causes of death in people with both types of MPS II.
 

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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National MPS Society

The National MPS Society exists to find cures for MPS and related diseases. We provide hope and support for affected individuals and their families through research, advocacy and awareness of these devastating diseases.

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2012

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

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Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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National MPS Society

The National MPS Society exists to find cures for MPS and related diseases. We provide hope and support for affected individuals and their families through research, advocacy and awareness of these devastating diseases.

http://www.mpssociety.org

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2012

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Mucopolysaccharidosis type II" returned 18 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of enzyme replacement therapy on linear growth in Korean patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type II (Hunter syndrome).
 

Author(s): Sung Yoon Cho, Rimm Huh, Mi Sun Chang, Jieun Lee, Younghee Kwun, Se Hyun Maeng, Su Jin Kim, Young Bae Sohn, Sung Won Park, Eun-Kyung Kwon, Sun Ju Han, Jooyoun Jung, Dong-Kyu Jin

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2014 Feb;29(2):254-60.

 

Hunter syndrome (or mucopolysaccharidosis type II [MPS II]) arises because of a deficiency in the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase. Short stature is a prominent and consistent feature in MPS II. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with idursulfase (Elaprase®) or idursulfase beta ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2014

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The effect of recombinant human iduronate-2-sulfatase (Idursulfase) on growth in young patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type II.
 

Author(s): Zbigniew Żuber, Agnieszka Różdżyńska-Świątkowska, Agnieszka Jurecka, Anna Tylki-Szymańska

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Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II; Hunter syndrome) is an X-linked, recessive, lysosomal storage disorder caused by deficiency of iduronate-2-sulfatase. Early bone involvement leads to decreased growth velocity and short stature in nearly all patients. Our analysis aimed to investigate ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Successful desensitization to idursulfase in a patient with type II mucopolysaccharidosis (Hunter syndrome).
 

Author(s): C D Serrano, J F Gomez

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2011 ;21(7):571-2.

 

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2012

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The terms "Mucopolysaccharidosis type II" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (Hunter syndrome): a clinical review and recommendations for treatment in the era of enzyme replacement therapy.
 

Author(s): J Edmond Wraith, Maurizio Scarpa, Michael Beck, Olaf A Bodamer, Linda De Meirleir, Nathalie Guffon, Allan Meldgaard Lund, Gunilla Malm, Ans T Van der Ploeg, Jiri Zeman

Journal: Eur. J. Pediatr.. 2008 Mar;167(3):267-77.

 

Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II; Hunter syndrome) is a rare X-linked recessive disease caused by deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulphatase, leading to progressive accumulation of glycosaminoglycans in nearly all cell types, tissues and organs. Clinical manifestations ...

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2008

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[Clinical aspects of mucopolysaccharidosis type II].
 

Author(s): P Sanjurjo-Crespo

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2007 Feb;44 Suppl 1():S3-6.

 

To review the clinical and diagnostic aspects of mucopolysaccharidosis type II (Hunter syndrome).

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2007

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Observational Study to Evaluate Neurodevelopmental Status in Pediatric Patients With Hunter Syndrome (MPS II)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mucopolysaccharidosis II; MPS II; Hunter Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2014

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Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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