This condition is usually a hereditary one that can lead to various benign growths to show up on the skin in the form of tumours, as well as cysts in the lungs. This condition can also put the patient at risk of kidney cancer. The symptoms include the appearance of fibrofolliculomas that are flesh coloured tumors, as well as others like trichodiscomas and acrochordons.
HOW IS BIRT-HOGG-DUBE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis involves a thorough physical examination along with details of medical history of the patient. The doctor may suggest many other tests for the detection which are: • Biopsy • Blood Tests • Colonoscopy • CT Scans • Echocardiography • Endoscopy • Genetic Testing • Liver Function Tests • Magnetic Resonance Imaging • Mammography • X-Rays • Ultrasound
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