Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

A 10 year old boy in Kolkatta is diagnosed with (1 in 20,000 cases ) HUNTER's Syndrome!
Can you pl tell me what is it ??

Tags: money, relationships, entertainment
Asked by Rose, 12 Jun '12 10:30 am
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (3)

1.

First I thought it's a killing instinct but after wiki -ing , the thing looked totally different

it is a lysosomal storage disease caused by a deficient (or absent) enzyme, iduronate-2-sulfatase (I2S)
This form of the disorder may result in severe mental retardation by late childhood. Children with this form of the syndrome usually don't survive beyond their teens.

Signs and symptoms of MPS IIA include:

A decline in developmental skills, usually between ages 1 1/2 and 3
Coarse facial features, including thickening of the lips, tongue and nostrils
A broad nose and flared nostrils ...more
Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hunter-syndrome/ds00790/dsection=symptoms
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 12 Jun '12 10:39 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
2.

Unter syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II), is a serious genetic disorder that primarily affects males (X-linked recessive). It interferes with the body's ability to break down and recycle specific mucopolysaccharides, also known as glycosaminoglycans or GAG. Hunter syndrome is one of several related lysosomal storage diseases.
In Hunter syndrome, GAG builds up in cells throughout the body due to a deficiency or absence of the enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase (I2S). This buildup interferes with the way certain cells and organs in the body function and leads to a number of serious symptoms. As the buildup of GAG continues throughout the cells of the body, signs of Hunter syndrome become more visible. Physical manifestations for some people with Hunter syndrome include distinct facial features and large head. In some cases of Hunter syndrome, central nervous system involvement leads to developmental delays and nervous system problems. Not all people with Hunter syndrome are affect ...more
Source: Googled ! :-)
Answered by Nauty, 12 Jun '12 10:33 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

Hunter syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II), is a serious genetic disorder that primarily affects males (X-linked recessive). It interferes with the body's ability to break down and recycle specific mucopolysaccharides, also known as glycosaminoglycans or GAG. Hunter syndrome is one of several related lysosomal storage diseases

Hunter syndrome, GAG builds up in cells throughout the body due to a deficiency or absence of the enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase (I2S). This buildup interferes with the way certain cells and organs in the body function and leads to a number of serious symptoms. As the buildup of GAG continues throughout the cells of the body, signs of Hunter syndrome become more visible. Physical manifestations for some people with Hunter syndrome include distinct facial features and large head. In some cases of Hunter syndrome, central nervous system involvement leads to developmental delays and nervous system problems. Not all people with Hunter syndrome are affecte ...more
Answered by rajan, 12 Jun '12 10:32 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining