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5 Facts you should know about

Barth syndrome

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1

Occurs almost exclusively in males.

2

Most individuals with Barth syndrome

present with cardiomyopathy.

3

Barth syndrome is also associated with

hypotonia skeletal myopathy.

4

Weakness of the facial muscles may lead to

unusual facial expressions.

5

Barth syndrome is caused by mutations

in the TAZ gene.

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