Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus syndrome

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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare blood vessel (vascular) disorder that affects the skin and internal organs of the body. Multiple distinctive skin lesions are usually characteristic of this disorder and are often present at birth or present during early childhood. Lesions in the gastrointestinal tract frequently become apparent during childhood or early adulthood. The lesions are multifocal venous malformations, resulting from abnormal embryonic blood vessel development.

Supporting Organizations

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Information Clearinghouse
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Website: http://www.niams.nih.gov/

National Organization of Vascular Anomalies

PO Box 38216
Greensboro, NC 27438-8216
Email: khall@novanews.org
Website: http://www.novanews.org

Nevus Network

PO Box 305
West Salem, NC 44287
USA
Tel: (419)853-4525
Fax: (405)377-3403
Email: info@nevusnetwork.org
Website: http://www.nevusnetwork.org/

Nevus Outreach, Inc.

600 SE Delaware Ave., Suite 200
Bartlesville, OK 74003
USA
Tel: (918)331-0595
Fax: (281)417-4020
Tel: (877)426-3887
Email: mbeckwith@nevus.org
Website: http://www.nevus.org

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Last Updated:  3/12/2012
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