Statistics and Figures on Prevalence of Genetic and Rare Diseases Although rare and genetic diseases, and many times the symptoms, are uncommon to most doctors, rare diseases as a whole represent a…

Statistics and Figures on Prevalence of Genetic and Rare Diseases Although rare and genetic diseases, and many times the symptoms, are uncommon to most doctors, rare diseases as a whole represent a…

Rare Disease Day: Now I'm Rare poster

Rare Disease Day: Now I’m Rare poster

The RARE List™ is comprised of approximately 7,000 different rare diseases and disorders affecting more than 300 million people worldwide.  This is a list of rare diseases defined in the United States where a prevalence of less than 200,000 cases is the primary criteria.

The RARE List™ is comprised of approximately 7,000 different rare diseases and disorders affecting more than 300 million people worldwide. This is a list of rare diseases defined in the United States where a prevalence of less than 200,000 cases is the primary criteria.

In honor of Rare Disease Day 2015, Siren Interactive, a Dohmen Company, has released an infographic that explains how rare disease communities are playing a leadership role in the development of precision medicine, a trend which will have a profound impact on the future of healthcare.

In honor of Rare Disease Day 2015, Siren Interactive, a Dohmen Company, has released an infographic that explains how rare disease communities are playing a leadership role in the development of precision medicine, a trend which will have a profound impact on the future of healthcare.

There are approximately 7,000 different types of rare diseases and disorders, with more being discovered each day. 30 million people in the United States are living with rare diseases. This equates to 1 in 10 Americans or 10% of the U.S. population. 80% of rare diseases are genetic in origin, and thus are present throughout a person’s life, even if symptoms do not immediately appear.

There are approximately 7,000 different types of rare diseases and disorders, with more being discovered each day. 30 million people in the United States are living with rare diseases. This equates to 1 in 10 Americans or 10% of the U.S. population. 80% of rare diseases are genetic in origin, and thus are present throughout a person’s life, even if symptoms do not immediately appear.

Interesting infographic - rare disease day infographic, rare diseases, rare disorders, rare genetic diseases

Interesting infographic - rare disease day infographic, rare diseases, rare disorders, rare genetic diseases

Rare Disease Day is an annual observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families.

Rare Disease Day is an annual observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families.

Zebra Ribbon for Rare Disease Awareness. -- Zebra stripes are my thing, so this is quite fitting.

Zebra Ribbon for Rare Disease Awareness. -- Zebra stripes are my thing, so this is quite fitting.

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