Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome Day
Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome, observed on July 3, is also known as broad thumb-hallux syndrome or Rubinstein syndrome. Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is a condition characterized by short stature, moderate to severe learning difficulties, distinctive facial features, and broad thumbs and first toes. Other features of the disorder vary among affected individuals. People with this condition have an increased risk of developing noncancerous and cancerous tumors, leukemia, and lymphoma. This condition is sometimes inherited as an autosomal dominant pattern and is uncommon, many times it occurs as a de novo (not inherited) occurrence, it occurs in an estimated 1 in 125,000-300,000 births.