Bloom syndrome

Overview

What is Bloom syndrome?

Bloom syndrome is a rare genetic condition involving a shorter than average height, a skin rash that appears after exposure to the sun, and a greatly increased risk of developing cancer.

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Are there other names for Bloom syndrome?

What are the usual abbreviations for Bloom syndrome?

How common is Bloom syndrome?

Are there any other diseases that look a lot like Bloom syndrome?

Are there other names for Bloom syndrome?

Bloom syndrome is known by several other names including:

• Bloom’s syndrome

• Bloom-Torre-Machacek syndrome

What are the usual abbreviations for Bloom syndrome?

The common abbreviations for Bloom syndrome are BLS, Bsyn, and BS.

How common is Bloom syndrome?

Bloom syndrome is a rare condition with less than 300 people in the Bloom's Syndrome Registry worldwide. Bloom syndrome seen more frequently in people of Eastern European Jewish descent.

Are there any other diseases that look a lot like Bloom syndrome?

Other conditions that look similar to Bloom syndrome include:

• Russell-Silver syndrome

• Fanconi anemia

• Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT)

• AT-like syndrome

• Werner syndrome

• Nijmegen breakage syndrome

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