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By Mary Kugler, R.N.

Updated Articles and Resources
  • What is Celiac Disease? Created: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Information about celiac disease including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description"> Monday, March 09, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Information about what happens during an echocardiogram.
  • What Is Gene Therapy? Created: Thursday, March 06, 2008 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Information about what gene therapy is, how it is done, and challenges in gene therapy research." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about Carpenter syndrome, a syndrome of genetic birth defects, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description">
  • Waiting For a Diagnosis Created: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Waiting for a diagnosis can be a difficult and emotional time. These are some of the feelings you may have while waiting for a rare disease diagnosis." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Created: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, also called immune thromobocytopenic purpura, including the types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
  • Canavan Disease Created: Saturday, December 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about the genetic disorder Canavan disease, a type of leukodystrophy that affects the brain tissue." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about Jackson-Weiss syndrome, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about lymphangiomatosis, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and support." itemprop="description"> Friday, May 18, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about the genetic birth defect Joubert syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description"> Saturday, February 18, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, also called Batten disease, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description" Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about what a blood smear is, and how and why it's done.
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Created: Thursday, November 08, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM), a white blood cell cancer, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, staging, and treatment." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
  • What Is an Orphan Drug? Created: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Article describes what an orphan drug is, and how the United States and European Union governments support orphan drug research and development." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
  • Reye's Syndrome Created: Saturday, September 16, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about Reye's syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention." itemprop="description"> Friday, December 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Definition of what a seizure is. Rare Diseases.
  • Chorea Created: Thursday, October 09, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Definition of chorea and different types
  • Lorenzo Odone Created: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about the life of Lorenzo Odone and Lorenzo's oil.
  • Ataxia Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Definition of ataxia. Rare Diseases.
  • Seckel Syndrome Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about Seckel syndrome, a form of primordial dwarfism, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description">> Friday, April 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Information about Bartter syndrome, an inherited kidney disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description">> Monday, November 03, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    Here are reasons why getting a correct diagnosis for a rare disease can be a difficult, long and frustrating process." itemprop="description">> Saturday, July 26, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Information about different types of blood cell cancers, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Information about sarcoidosis, including its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    Information about Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome, also called Parkes-Weber syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description" Saturday, January 06, 2007 Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014
    Information about myelodysplastic sydrome (MDS), including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description"> Monday, July 24, 2006 Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014
    Article describes essential thrombocythemia, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description"> Thursday, April 12, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Information about the genetic birth defect called cat eye syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description">> Friday, July 27, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Information about screening newborn infants for genetic and metabolic disorders, including how it's done and what disorders are screened for." itemprop="description" Saturday, September 30, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Information about the types of spina bifida, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description"> Saturday, April 08, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Article describes Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description"> Saturday, October 29, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Information about paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) including its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing research." itemprop="description">

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