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What is Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What is Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

  • Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: A rare inherited disorder that affects the skin and results in an increased risk of certain skin tumors called fibrofolliculomas which are benign.

Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome, or a subtype of Birt-Hogg-Dube 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 Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: Introduction

Types of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome:

Broader types of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome:

How many people get Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Prevalance of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: over 60 cases of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome have been reported, Genetics Home Reference website

How serious is Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Complications of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: see complications of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

What causes Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Causes of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: see causes of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

What are the symptoms of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Symptoms of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: see symptoms of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

Complications of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: see complications of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

Onset of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: 2nd or 3rd decade

Can anyone else get Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome.
Treatments for Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: see treatments for Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

Name and Aliases of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

Main name of condition: Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

Other names or spellings for Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome:

fibrofolliculomas multiple, BHD, fibrofolliculomas with trichodiscomas and acrochordons, Hornstein-Knickenberg syndrome, BHD syndrome

Multiple fibrofolliculomata, trichodiscomas and acrochordons Source - Diseases Database

BHD syndrome, Fibrofolliculomas with trichodiscomas and acrochordons
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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