Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Hypophosphatasia (HPP) Clinic

 
Janelly's Journey
Janelly Martinez-Amador has a severe form of infantile HPP. Janelly participated in a clinical trial that helped develop a new life-saving treatment that is now FDA-approved for HPP patients. Read about Janelly's Journey.

Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare inherited metabolic disease that affects the development of bones and teeth. An abnormal enzyme in the genes causes the bones to become soft because they can’t absorb important minerals, increasing the risks for pain, broken bones, bone deterioration and premature tooth loss.

Coordinating care

Because the disease is so complex, no single doctor can answer all your questions or provide all the care your child needs. That's why our HPP clinic brings together experts from across the medical center for your clinic visit. We share a single patient record and work together with you and your child's doctor to develop a treatment plan.

Referals, appointments, and more information

Clinic coordinator: Sarah Dirkmaat, RN
Phone: (615) 875-8065

HPP Community Resources


Last Edited: January 30, 2018
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