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How does Hunter syndrome (MPS II) affect a person physically?

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When Hunter syndrome affects the brain, which is about 75% of the time, symptoms usually show up between 18 months and 4 years of age. They start about 2 years later when the disease is milder.

Hunter syndrome usually affects how the boy looks:

  • Large, round cheeks
  • Broad nose
  • Thick lips and a large tongue
  • Bushy eyebrows
  • Large head
  • Slowed growth
  • Thick, tough skin
  • Short, broad hands with stiff, curled fingers

From: Hunter Syndrome (MPS II) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Multidisciplinary Management of Hunter Syndrome."

Mucopolysaccharide & Related Diseases Society Australia: "A Guide to Understanding Hunter Syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type II; MPS II)."

National MPS Society: "MPS II;" "Daily Living with MPS and Related Diseases;" and "A Guide to Understanding MPS II."

NIH National Library of Medicine: "Mucopolysaccharidosis type II."

Wraith, J. , March 2008. European Journal of Pediatrics

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Multidisciplinary Management of Hunter Syndrome."

Mucopolysaccharide & Related Diseases Society Australia: "A Guide to Understanding Hunter Syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type II; MPS II)."

National MPS Society: "MPS II;" "Daily Living with MPS and Related Diseases;" and "A Guide to Understanding MPS II."

NIH National Library of Medicine: "Mucopolysaccharidosis type II."

Wraith, J. , March 2008. European Journal of Pediatrics

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 18, 2018

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