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What is Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD)?

BHD is a rare genetic condition that may cause lung collapses, skin bumps and kidney cancer.

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Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome also called BHD is a rare genetic condition that may cause skin bumps, lung cysts, collapsed lungs and kidney cancer.  Most people with BHD live normal lives. However, we know that being diagnosed with a rare condition can feel lonely and it can be hard to find information about it.

At the BHD Foundation, we provide advice on being diagnosed and living with BHD.  Find out about the symptoms, hear from other people with BHD and take part in our events. You can also help us raise awareness of BHD. Together we can inform, empower, and connect the BHD community worldwide.

BHD Stories

BHD International Registry

We want to reach a stage where there are treatments and eventually a cure for BHD. We believe that the BIRT registry is the first step to reaching that goal.

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