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In this blog, we take a closer look at the various features of BHD.
To better understand BHD, we highlight some of the recent case reports of BHD. A case report is a detailed account of (normally) a single person’s diagnosis and treatment journey. In this blog, we present four cases. These cases
Kidney cancer occurs in up to 1 in 3 people with Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD). Normally, any kidney tumours are surgically removed if they reach 3 cm in size. However, surgery may not always be the best option.
People with Smith-Magenis syndrome may be missing a FLCN gene and therefore may be at risk of the features seen in BHD. A recent study looked for features of BHD in people Smith-Magenis syndrome.
A recent study described an individual who was initially diagnosed with BHD. However, no FLCN mutation was found.
Every few months we highlight some of the recent Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) case reports. A case report is a detailed account of (normally) a single person’s diagnosis and treatment journey. In this blog we look at two cases of cancer in BHD patients.
Every few months we highlight some of the recent case reports of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD). A case report is a detailed account of (normally) a single person's diagnosis and treatment journey. In this blog, we present 3 cases of BHD and cancer.
In people with BHD, smoking is not thought to impact lung cyst formation or lung function. However, it is not clear whether smoking and COPD affect FLCN function, the gene that is mutated in BHD.
On average it takes 5 years for a rare disease to be diagnosed. A recent study from Germany also suggests gender may play a role in how quickly someone is diagnosed with BHD.
Kidney cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the developed world. Many genetic conditions are linked with kidney cancer including BHD.
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is associated with an increased risk of kidney cancer. It is important to understand how kidney cancer can develop so we can know how to best treat it.
Recently several papers have been published about kidney cancer that are relevant to Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome. In this blog, we summarise the papers and share what we can learn from them.