The management of a patient with Hunter syndrome requires that the physician be aware of the multisystemic issues (e.g. nervous, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems) surrounding the patient, therefore a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach is required.

Due to the broad nature of the clinical symptoms, often the involvement of specialists such as anesthesiologists, cardiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatric surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, pulmonologists and otorhinolaryngologists is required.

As MPS II affects many domains of life, supportive services such as physiotherapists, dentists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, audiologists and behavioral therapists also play a crucial role in disease management.Infographic showing the pediatrician's role in the multidisciplinary management of Hunter syndrome (MPS II)

Reference:  1. Burton BK, Giugliani R Eur J Pediatr 2012; 171(4): 631–639.

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