Clinical and Basic Investigations Into Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001456|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2023
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) is an inherited disease which results in decreased pigmentation (oculocutaneous albinism), bleeding problems due to a platelet abnormality (platelet storage pool defect), and storage of an abnormal fat-protein compound (lysosomal accumulation of ceroid lipofuscin).
The disease can cause poor functioning of the lungs, intestine, kidneys, or heart. The major complication of the disease is pulmonary fibrosis and typically causes death in patients ages 40 - 50 years old. The disorder is common in Puerto Rico, where many of the clinical research studies on the disease have been conducted. Neither the full extent of the disease nor the basic cause of the disease is known. There is no known treatment for HPS.
The purpose of this study is to perform research into the medical complications of HPS and begin to understand what causes these complications. Researchers will clinically evaluate patients with HPS of all ethnic backgrounds. They will obtain cells, blood components (plasma), and urine for future studies. Genetic tests (mutation analysis) to detect HPS-causing genes will also be conducted.<TAB>...
|Condition or disease|
|Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS)|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||600 participants|
|Official Title:||Clinical and Basic Investigations Into Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 6, 1995|
HPS patients of any gender and ethnicity age 1-80 years
HPS Symptom Questionnaire
Includes both patients and family members or caregivers.
- Natural History [ Time Frame: Ongoing ]The natural history of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001456
|Contact: Wendy J Introne, M.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Wendy J Introne, M.D.||National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)|