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Hurler syndrome

Hurler syndrome

Hurler syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the metabolism. The patient is unable to break down long chain sugar molecules. Symptoms of Hurler syndrome can manifest themselves in conditions such as a claw hand, abnormal bone growth in the spine, cloudy corneas, poor growth and development, deafness, joint stiffness, deteriorating mental abilities and coarse facial features. Genetic testing, urine tests and x-rays of the spine are required to diagnose Hurler syndrome.

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