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Hunter Syndrome

Alternate Names : Mucopolysaccharidosis II, Sulfo-Iduronate Sulfatase Deficiency

Hunter Syndrome | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the disease?

There is no specific treatment for Hunter syndrome. Medications may be used for problems caused by the syndrome, such as heart disease, joint stiffness, hearing impairment, or degenerative joint disease.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Side effects depend on the treatment given for the medical conditions caused by Hunter syndrome.

What happens after treatment for the disease?

Hunter syndrome itself cannot be treated. Medical problems such as heart disease, degenerative joint disease, and hearing impairment can be treated, but will still affect the person's lifestyle.

How is the disease monitored?

Hunter syndrome is monitored by regular visits to the healthcare provider, and complications are dealt with as they arise. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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Author: James Broomfield, MD
Reviewer: Ronald Jorgenson, DDS, PhD, FACMG
Date Reviewed: 07/01/01

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