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Hurlers syndrome

Hurlers syndrome

(Science: syndrome) mucopolysaccharidosis in which there is a deficiency of alpha-l-iduronidase, an accumulation of an abnormal intracellular material, and excretion of dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate in the urine; with severe abnormality in development of skeletal cartilage and bone, with dwarfism, kyphosis, deformed limbs, limitation of joint motion, spadelike hand, corneal clouding, hepatosplenomegaly, mental retardation, and gargoyle-like facies; autosomal recessive inheritance.

See: mucolipidosis.

Synonym: dysostosis multiplex, Hurler's disease, lipochondrodystrophy, Pfaundler-Hurler syndrome, type IH mucopolysaccharidosis.


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