This website was created to provide support for families and loved ones of people effected by a PHIP related disorder. It aims to give specific, up-to-date information about what the syndrome is and where patients or their parents/caretakers can go to when they have questions about the syndrome or want to get (health)care. This website also tries to give insight into ways of dealing with possible health and/or behavioural problems.
In the past two years, the number of people diagnosed with the syndrome has increased to more than 100 worldwide. This number will continue to grow as more people are tested.
PHIP Kids is in constant communication with the lab of geneticist Dr. Wendy Chung at Columbia University Medical Centre in New York City, where ongoing research is being done on PHIP gene variations.
Because the discovery and testing for the syndrome is still pretty new, there is a lot to learn about the how, what and why of the syndrome. It is therefore desirable that in addition to research in the United States, further research is also carried out here in the Netherlands or Europe.