In conversation HPS is often spoken about as if it’s another type of albinism. This is because of the strong outward resemblance between people who have HPS and those with other types of OculoCutaneous Albinism (OCA) and Ocular Albinism (OA).

The similarity are strong enough that tt is not possible for a doctor to  tell the difference between patients who have HPS and those who have another type of albinism.   A diagnosis of HPS cannot be excluded on the basis of eye examination or amount of pigment in hair, skin, or eyes.

Hair and Eye colour


Can a Person have Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome and another type of Oculocutaneous Albinism at the same time ?

There is a theoretical possibility of this but the odds of it happening are very very small.

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Albinism is just one characteristic of HPS