Hurler's syndrome

Hur·ler's syndrome 'hər-lərz-, 'hu̇r- or Hur·ler syndrome 'hər-lər-, 'hu̇r- n a mucopolysaccharidosis that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and is characterized by deformities of the skeleton and features, hepatosplenomegaly, restricted joint flexibility, clouding of the cornea, mental retardation, and deafness called also Hurler's disease
Hur·ler 'hu̇r-lər Gertrud (1889-1965)
German pediatrician. Hurler published a detailed description of one of the mucopolysaccharidoses in 1919. This hereditary disorder is now also known as Hurler's syndrome, in her honor.

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a hereditary disorder caused by deficiency of an enzyme that results in the accumulation of protein-carbohydrate complexes and fats in the cells of the body (see mucopolysaccharidosis). This leads to severe mental retardation, enlargement of the liver and spleen, heart defects, deformities of the bones, and coarsening and thickening of facial features (gargoylism). A bone marrow transplant offers the only hope of treatment. Medical name: mucopolysaccharidosis type I.
G. Hurler (1889-1965), Austrian paediatrician

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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