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What is Barth syndrome?

 

Barth syndrome is an ultra rare genetic condition, nearly always affecting males only.

 

Some of the symptoms include:

 

  • Heart problems (a weak, enlarged heart that doesn't pump efficiently), including a risk of arrrhythmias. 
  • Feeding problems, including slow growth
  • Infections: fewer of a specific type of white blood cell needed to fight bacterial infections
  • Muscle weakness and extreme fatigue
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