Learn about the disease that drives our cause and affects the lives of our community.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Signs and Symptoms
Learn about how Hunter syndrome presents itself and the signs and symptoms that are commonly seen through those affected.
Understanding the Disease
Can Hunter syndrome Be Cured?
No cure exists for Hunter syndrome. Currently, the only FDA-approved treatment on the market, enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), can stabilize many of the physical symptoms of Hunter syndrome. However, as it cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, it is unable to prevent cognitive regression, meaning the child will continue to decline to an infantile state.
How Common Is Hunter syndrome?
Hunter syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis/MPS II) is a rare condition affecting between 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 150,000 male births, although it is estimated that the grouping of MPS conditions collectively affect 1 in 25,000 births in the United States (MPS conditions include MPS I, II, III, IV, VI, VII and ML II and III).