Hunter syndrome, also called mucopolysaccharidosis II or MPS II, is a rare disease that's passed on in families. It usually affects only boys. Their bodies can't break down a kind of sugar that builds bones, skin, tendons, and other tissue. Those sugars build up in their cells and damage many parts of the body, including the brain. Exactly what happens is different for every person.
Symptoms: Large, round cheeks, Broad nose, Thick lips and a large tongue, Bushy eyebrows, Large head, Slowed growth.
Treatment: Due to the nature of the illness, and absence of a really efficient treatment, it is important to emphasize the need for extensive palliative treatment against the diverse symptoms. Their objective is to reduce the effects of the deterioration of many bodily functions. In light of the diversity of symptoms, it is quite common to use a wide spectrum of palliative strategies where surgery and therapies are often pivotal.
Stats: supportive families and compassionate health care providers. Children are different from adults and they need health care that focuses on their unique needs. The exhibit represents a broad picture of the children's hospital world and how services, medical care and technology at the hospitals help children heal and thrive.