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2006

Genetics and Genomics

Molloy College

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Bloom's Syndrome, Maureen M. Sanz Ph.D., Facmg, James German M.D., Christopher Cunniff M.D. Mar 2006

Bloom's Syndrome, Maureen M. Sanz Ph.D., Facmg, James German M.D., Christopher Cunniff M.D.

Faculty Works: Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Studies

Bloom’s syndrome (BSyn) is characterized by severe pre- and postnatal growth deficiency, sparseness of subcutaneous fat tissue throughout infancy and early childhood, and short stature throughout postnatal life that in most affected individuals is accompanied by an erythematous and sun-sensitive skin lesion of the face. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is common and very possibly responsible for infections of the upper respiratory tract, the middle ear, and the lung that occur repeatedly in most persons with BSyn. Although most affected individuals have normal intellectual ability, many exhibit a poorly defined learning disability. Women may be fertile, but menopause occurs unusually early ...