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About Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, also known as BBS is a rare genetic syndrome. The condition may also be known as Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (LMBBS).

BBS is a recessively inherited condition. Recessive genetic conditions occur when a person receives one gene coded for the condition from both parents. They must have 2 copies of the gene to have the condition.

Today BBS is regarded as a multi-systems disorder as many areas of the body can be affected. The primary features of the syndrome include:

  • Retinal vision problems with vision loss
  • Extra digits hands & feet
  • Obesity
  • Learning disabilities
  • Kidney Disease
  • Hypogonadism in males

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Disclaimer: This information is an overview of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome only. It is provided by an individual with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome based on her own knowledge of the condition. Diagnosis of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome should only be made by a Registered Medical Practitioner or Clinical Geneticist.

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