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Bachli, E B; Brack, T; Eppler, E; Stallmach, T; Trüeb, R M; Huizing, M; Gahl, W A (2004). Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome type 4 in a patient from Sri Lanka with pulmonary fibrosis. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A, 127A(2):201-207.

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Abstract

Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by oculocutaneous albinism and a platelet storage pool deficiency. Some patients also develop fatal pulmonary fibrosis and some have granulomatous colitis. Six human genes HPS1, ADB3A, HPS3, HPS4, HPS5, and HPS6 have been identified as cause of the six known subtypes of HPS. While there exist nearly 500 Puerto Rican and non-Puerto Rican HPS-1 patients, very few HPS-4 patients have been reported, and most of these have not been described in detail. We now delineate the clinical characteristics of an HPS-4 patient homozygous for a novel HPS-4 mutation, P685delC. The patient, the first individual with HPS reported from Sri Lanka, had severe pulmonary fibrosis, typical of HPS-1 disease, without granulomatous colitis. We conclude that pulmonary fibrosis occurs as part of HPS-4 and that HPS should be considered in all ethnic groups.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Anatomy
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:June 2004
Deposited On:22 Mar 2010 13:41
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 22:43
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1552-4825
Publisher DOI:10.1002/ajmg.a.20683
PubMed ID:15108212
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 13
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