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5 Facts you should know about

Bloom syndrome

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1

The most prominent feature

of Bloom syndrome is proportional small size.

2

Characterized by slow growth,

sun sensitivity, and an increased risk of cancer.

3

Other common features are learning disabilities,

type 2 diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

4

Most people with Bloom syndrome

develop some type of cancer by age 40.

5

Bloom syndrome is caused by genetic variants

in the BLM gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.

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