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HPP: a life-threatening, systemic, inherited metabolic disorder1,8


HPP can have devastating consequences for patients at any stage of life.1


One-year survival of patients with HPP who manifested within 6 months of birth

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HPP ruins bones and bodies1,7

Accumulating PPi and PLP result in debilitating or life-threatening skeletal and other systemic sequelae.1,4,16-19


How to identify HPP early and accurately

Early, accurate diagnosis is critically important to avoid preventable morbidities and premature mortality.11-13

HPP ruins bones and bodies

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The information on this website is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical judgement.


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