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Retrospective analysis of the clinical manifestations and survival of Korean patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type II: Emphasis on the cardiovascular complication and mortality cases.
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PMID:  22105882     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Hunter syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis II, MPS II) is a rare, X-linked disorder of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) catabolism caused by a deficiency in the activity of the lysosomal enzyme, iduronate-2-sulfatase (I2S). In this study, the medical records of 75 Korean patients with Hunter syndrome (74 males, 1 female) were retrospectively reviewed to investigate the frequency of organ involvement and survival at a single center. The three most common symptoms of organ involvement were hepatosplenomegaly (99%), facial dysmorphism (97%), and frequent otitis media (91%). Cardiovascular involvement was also common including valvular abnormalities (89%), left ventricular hypertrophy (68%), and hypertension (30%). The 19 patients who died had a median age of 16.8 years at the time of death. Four of them died within 1 year of the start of enzyme replacement therapy; autopsy showed myocardial infarction with severe coronary artery disease in one patient. Two other patients died due to pneumonia and sleep apnea. In one case, the cause of death was not investigated. The high incidence of hypertension, and the presence of valvular heart disease indicates that close cardiac monitoring is mandatory in all patients with Hunter syndrome, especially relatively older patients even if they are being treated with enzyme replacement therapy. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Young Bae Sohn; Eun Wha Choi; Su Jin Kim; Sung Won Park; Se-Hwa Kim; Sung-Yoon Cho; Soo In Jeong; June Huh; I-Seok Kang; Heung Jae Lee; Kyung-Hoon Paik; Dong-Kyu Jin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of medical genetics. Part A     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-4833     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101235741     Medline TA:  Am J Med Genet A     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Medical Genetics, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
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