Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome is a rare kind of autosomal recessive disorder that causes oculocutaneous albinism or the condition of decreased pigmentation in the body. It eventually leads to bleeding and causes abnormalities of the platelet. There is also storage of abnormal fat protein compounds in the body. Common symptoms include bleeding, vision issues and also cellular storage disorders.
HOW IS HERMANSKY-PUDLAK SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
While there is no cure for Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome, treatment for chronic hemorrhages associated with the disorder includes therapy with Vitamin E.
HOW IS HERMANSKY-PUDLAK SYNDROME TREATED?
Being a genetic disorder, the options available for treatment and cure are very limited. Experts advise that the patients or their parents should learn the complete information about Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome and take all precautions to help avoid aggravation of the condition. Taking care of the dietary habits, staying away from some medications like Aspirin and so on, are all suggested as ways to keep the condition under check. Other treatment methods are still being researched.
DID YOU KNOW?
People with Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome should always consult a specialist to treat this disease.