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5 Facts you should know about

Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS)

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Named after two doctors in Czechoslovakia

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Since the discovery of HPS, the condition has occurred all over the world but is most often seen in Puerto Rico

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The symptoms of HPS are present at birth

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The most common health conditions with HPS are albinism, the tendency to bleed easily, and pulmonary fibrosis

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There are ten types of HPS, each caused by a different non-working gene

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