Print friendly version
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II
Other Names for this Disease
- Attenuated MPS (subtype; formerly known as mild MPS II)
- Hunter syndrome
- I2S deficiency
- Iduronate 2-sulfatase deficiency
- MPS 2
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
On this page
MPS II is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern, which means that this conditions occurs almost exclusively in males. Females are generally unaffected carriers of this condition. In a family with more than one affected individual, the mother of the affected males must be a carrier. When a carrier female has a child, there is a 25% (1 in 4) chance that she will have a affected son.
Last updated: 9/20/2013
- Martin RA. Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II. Gene Reviews. November 6, 2007; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=hunter. Accessed 12/29/2008.