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What is Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome?

What is Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome?

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: A rare inherited biochemical disorder characterized by the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans) in various body tissues due to insufficient amounts of the enzyme (?-L-diuronidase) needed to break it down. There are three main sub-types of the disorder: Hurler - severe form, Scheie - mild form and Hurler/Scheie form which is intermediate.

Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome, or a subtype of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: Introduction

Types of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome:

Broader types of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome:

How serious is Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome?

Complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: see complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome

What causes Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome?

Causes of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: see causes of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome

What are the symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome?

Symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: see symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome

Complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: see complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome

Can anyone else get Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome.
Treatments for Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: see treatments for Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome

Name and Aliases of Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome

Main name of condition: Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome

Other names or spellings for Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome:

MPS 1 H, Alpha-L-iduronidase deficiency, severe, MPS disorder I, MPS I, gargoylism

MPS 1-H
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: Related Conditions

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