To see all protocols that comply with the WHO Essential Medicine List 

This fact sheet contains general information about Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD). Each person should be referred to a genetic service for further information and advice.

Key Points

  • BHD is caused by faults (mutations) in the FLCN gene.
  • People with BHD have an increased chance of developing kidney (renal) cancer.
  • People with BHD have an increased chance of developing benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions, lung cysts and pneumothorax.
  • Family members can be referred to a genetic service where experts can provide information, advice and support about their chance of developing cancer and the option of genetic testing.

This cancer genetics fact sheet is a guide only and cannot cover every possible situation. The information provided is not intended to replace discussion with a health professional, and should not be interpreted as medical advice. Use of this document is subject to eviQ's disclaimer available at  www.eviQ.org.au  

Send feedback for this page

The currency of this information is guaranteed only up until the date of printing, for any updates please check:

https://www.eviq.org.au/p/3425

21 Jul 2018