Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome (BHD) is a rare disorder that affects the skin and lungs and increases the risk of certain types of tumors. It is characterized by multiple skin tumors, which are non-cancerous, on the face, neck and upper chest. These skin lesions appear at the age of 20-30 and grow large over time.
HOW IS BIRT-HOGG-DUBE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A specialist in genetics and internal medicine diagnoses by clinical findings but is definitively diagnosed by molecular genetic testing. CT scans and ultrasound scans are performed to regularly monitor kidneys
HOW IS BIRT-HOGG-DUBE SYNDROME TREATED?
The fibrofolliculomas can be removed surgically. The renal and pulmonary symptoms are managed preventively. Family members are advised not to smoke