A set of symptoms or conditions that occur together and suggest the presence of a certain disease or an increased chance of developing the disease.

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... Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is a rare disorder that affects the skin and increases the risk of certain types of tumors. The condition is characterized by multiple noncancerous (benign) tumors of the hair follicles, particularly on the face, neck, and upper chest. These growths typically first appear in a person's twenties or thirties. People with Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome also have an increased risk of developing cancerous or noncancerous kidney tumors and possibly tumors in other organs and tissues. Additionally, affected individuals have a higher chance of developing cysts in the lungs and an abnormal collection of air in the chest cavity (pneumothorax) that may result in the collapse of a lung. ...
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BHD may mean: Bahraini dinar, the ISO 4217 code for the currency of Bahrain ...
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... Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is a rare disorder that affects the skin and increases the risk of certain types of tumors. The condition is characterized by multiple noncancerous (benign) tumors of th...
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