Bloom Syndrome: Introduction
Bloom Syndrome: A rare genetic inherited genetic disorder which mainly affects Ashkenazic Jewish people and is characterized by short stature, malar hypoplasia, and a telangiectatic erythema of the face.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Bloom Syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Bloom Syndrome
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symptoms of Bloom Syndrome
Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Bloom Syndrome?
Bloom Syndrome: Related Patient Stories
Bloom Syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Bloom Syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To Bloom Syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of Bloom Syndrome
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occasional symptoms of Bloom Syndrome
Bloom Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
- Sexual Disorders & STDs -- serious diseases often undiagnosed:
- Child Health Disorders -- serious medical disorders that may be undiagnosed:
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Misdiagnosis and Bloom Syndrome
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are anal...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure...read more »
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer
from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often
seen by physicians...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »
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Bloom Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Bloom Syndrome
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Bloom Syndrome
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Bloom Syndrome: Animations
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Research about Bloom Syndrome
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Clinical Trials for Bloom Syndrome
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Bloom Syndrome include:
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Statistics for Bloom Syndrome
Bloom Syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of Bloom Syndrome
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Definitions of Bloom Syndrome:
Bloom syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with mutations in BLM gene encoding protein that belongs to the family of DNA helicases. It is characterized by predisposition to cancer, immunodeficiency, high sensitivity to UV and genomic instability of somatic cells. (Oncogene 2001 Dec 13;20(57):8276-80)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Bloom Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Bloom Syndrome, or a subtype of Bloom Syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Bloom Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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