Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome (BHDS) Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 23, 2019
  • Author: Krista K Buckley, DO; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What causes Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What is the prevalence of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What are the racial predilections of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What are the sexual predilections of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What is the prognosis of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What is included in the patient education about Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What are the diagnostic criteria for Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

How are Hornstein-Knickenberg syndrome and Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome related?

What are the differential diagnoses for Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome (BHDS)?

Workup

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What is the role of colonoscopy in the workup of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

What is the role of skin biopsy in the workup of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Treatment

How is Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome?

How is Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome prevented?