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Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • BHD syndrome
  • Hornstein-Knickenberg syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) syndrome is a rare complex genetic skin disorder (genodermatosis) characterized by the development of benign skin tumors (hamartomas) affecting the head, face and upper torso. These benign tumors are fibrofolliculomas, tumors of the hair follicles. BHD syndrome also predisposed individuals to the development of benign cysts in the lungs, repeated episodes of a collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and increased risk for developing renal neoplasia. BHD syndrome is caused by mutations in the BHD gene and is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.

Resources

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914)997-4488
Fax: (914)997-4763
Tel: (888)663-4637
Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com

American Cancer Society, Inc.
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
USA
Tel: (404)320-3333
Tel: (800)227-2345
TDD: (866)228-4327
Internet: http://www.cancer.org

NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Information Clearinghouse
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
TDD: (301)565-2966
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/

Kidney Cancer Association
1234 Sherman Avenue
Suite 203
Evanston, IL 60202-1375
USA
Tel: (847)332-1051
Fax: (847)332-2978
Tel: (800)850-9132
Email: kidney.cancer@hotmail.com
Internet: http://www.curekidneycancer.org

Rare Cancer Alliance
1649 North Pacana Way
Green Valley, AZ 85614
USA
Tel: (520)625-5495
Fax: (615)526-4921
Internet: http://www.rare-cancer.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Myrovlytis Trust
First Floor
26 Cadogan Square
London, SW1X 0JP
UK
Tel: + 44 (0)207 193 8921
Email: contact@myrovlytistrust.org
Internet: http://www.myrovlytistrust.org

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The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

Last Updated:  12/17/2010
Copyright  2007 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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