- What is HPS?
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) is a genetic metabolic disorder which causes albinism, visual impairment, and a platelet dysfunction with prolonged bleeding.
HPS is described by five major characteristics which may include albinism, platelet dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease, and pulmonary fibrosis.
- Diagnosing HPS
The current diagnosis for HPS involves a simple non standard blood test.
More in depth information about this disorder is available from other organizations and scientific journals here.
- Standard of Care
At the moment there is no one particular treatment for HPS though studies are in progress for a drug trial to treat the pulmonary fibrosis at the National Institutes of Health
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