MPS I or Hurler's syndrome, Hurler-Scheie and Scheie
If you have just heard that you, a family member or a friend is suffering from Hurler's syndrome, Hurler-Scheie or Scheie, this is probably the first time you have this condition. Hurler's syndrome, Hurler-Scheie or Scheie, now known as MPS I (mucopolysaccharidosis type I), is a relatively rare condition not known to the general public. Until recently, many health experts knew little about the disease. It goes without saying that the lack of familiarity and information caused the necessary anxiety in families where someone was suffering from MPS I.
A lot has changed in recent years. Doctors and other healthcare professionals pay more attention to MPS I. The research conducted over decades has led to new treatment methods, including the development of drugs, which can reverse a number of important symptoms or slow the course of the disease or changed.
People suffering from MPS I and their environment can now rely on a wide range of resources and support services. This website has been specially developed to help you and your environment to discuss the disease with your doctor and other health professionals. Here you will find an overview of MPS I, the influence of the disease on people suffering from it, how you can deal with symptoms and which options are available for treatment and support.