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Other Names for this Disease
- BHD syndrome
- Birt Hogg Dube syndrome
- Fibrofolliculomas with trichodiscomas and acrochordons
- Hornstein-Knickenberg syndrome
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Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome is a rare complex disorder that affects the skin and lungs and increases the risk of certain types of tumors. The condition is characterized by multiple noncancerous (benign) skin tumors, particularly on the face, neck, and upper chest. Affected individuals are also predisposed to developing benign cysts in the lungs, pneumothorax, and cancerous or noncancerous tumors of the kidneys.Birt Hogg Dube syndrome is caused by mutations in the FLCN gene. The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.
- Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=birthoggdubesyndrome. Accessed November 16, 2009.
- Schmidt LS. Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Birt-Hogg-Dube%20Syndrome. Accessed November 16, 2009.
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