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Hurler Scheie MPS I

Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) is a progressive, debilitating, and often life-threatening disease. It is an inherited disorder caused by a deficiency of alpha-L-iduronidase. This enzyme is required for the breakdown of bodily substances known as glycosaminoglycans (GAG). As GAG builds up in a person’s body, almost any organ can be damaged. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment are important. MPS I is also known as Hurler syndrome, Hurler-Scheie syndrome, and Scheie syndrome.

Standard treatment is with Aldurazyme®.

Aldurazyme is a registered trademark of Genzyme Corporation.

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