Posibles vertientes del gene del síndrome de Hermansky-Pudlak en Puerto Rico.

Translated title of the contribution: Possible origins of the gene of Hermansky-Pudlak in Puerto Rico

N. J. Izquierdo, M. A. Royuela, I. H. Maumenee

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Abstract

Five out of six albino persons in Puerto Rico suffer from the Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome. This syndrome has been reported also in other countries such as Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Mexico, among others. Due to the geographical isolation of the island it is likely that these patients share a common ancestor. In explaining how the gene may have arrived to Puerto Rico the following possibilities are considered: (1) British soldiers attacking the island since 1595. (2) Dutch attackers in 1625. (3) aboriginal tribes. (4) slave traders.

Translated title of the contributionPossible origins of the gene of Hermansky-Pudlak in Puerto Rico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)147-148
Number of pages2
JournalPuerto Rico health sciences journal
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1993

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    Izquierdo, N. J., Royuela, M. A., & Maumenee, I. H. (1993). Posibles vertientes del gene del síndrome de Hermansky-Pudlak en Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico health sciences journal, 12(2), 147-148.