Rare Diseases

It can be difficult to receive a diagnosis for a rare disease. As with any other condition, staying informed and working with your healthcare team can help you prepare for whatever ails you.

Explore Rare Diseases

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Causes and Risk Factors of Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency
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Blood Tests for Autoimmune Diseases
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Autoimmune Diseases That Can Be Fatal
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Types of Autoimmune Diseases
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Symptoms of Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency
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What Is Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency?
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What Type of Doctor Treats Autoimmune Diseases?
autoimmune disease
Immune System Disorders: Types and Triggers
sarcoid nodules
What Is Sarcoidosis?
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Causes and Treatment of Chiari Malformations
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What Is Esophageal Atresia?
Behcet's Disease Causes Blood Vessel Inflammation
An Overview of Omphalocele
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Everything You Need to Know About Onpattro
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Discover the Many Ways That RNAi Therapy Is Used
What Is Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva?
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Explore the Reasons Why an Aldosterone Test Is Used
A urachal cyst infection most commonly is seen in toddlers
Urachal Cyst: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Everything You Need to Know About Osteomyelitis
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Ins and Outs of a Rare Genetic Condition: Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia
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An Overview of Addison's Disease
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What You Should Know About the Dexamethasone Suppression Test
Child getting exam for Perthes disease
Perthes Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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An Overview of Erythropoietic Protoporphyria
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What Genomic Testing Can Tell You About Health Risks
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The Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment of Proteus Syndrome
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How Research and Development for Rare Diseases Is Incentivized
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What to Know About Fabry Disease
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What You Should Know About Dravet Syndrome
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What Is Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome?
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The Scoop on Goodpasture Syndrome, a Disease of the Lungs and Kidneys
Gilbert Syndrome
Gilbert Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Myotonia Congenita
An Overview of Myotonia Congenita
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Discover the Overview of Propionic Acidemia
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Kearns-Sayre Syndrome Can Be a Rare Cause of Eye Problems
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Moebius Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
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An Overview of Cri du Chat Syndrome
Genetic testing is available for people with hemophilia A and their family members.
An Overview of Genetic Testing for Hemophilia A
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Overview of Severe Combined Immunodeficiences
Parry Romberg Syndrome
An Overview of Parry Romberg Syndrome
Alport Syndrome
Learn About Alport Syndrome, a Disease That Affects the Kidneys
Yaws: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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An Overview of Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)
An Overview of Hookworm
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Essential Information About the Mayaro Virus
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How Bladder Exstrophy Is Identified in Fetuses
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Cutis Laxa: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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An Overview of Dandy-Walker Syndrome
Signs of Pseudoachondroplasia Appear Around Age 2, Here's What to Know About It
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An Overview of Sotos Syndrome
Newborn jejunal atresia
What Is Jejunal Artesia?
Barth Syndrome
Barth Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Pfeiffer Syndrome
An Overview of Pfeiffer Syndrome
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How Inclusion Body Myositis Can Damage Muscles
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The Best At-Home Lyme Disease Tests of 2021
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What Is Churg Strauss Syndrome?
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Movies About Rare Diseases and Disorders
What Is Methylmalonic Acidemia With Homocystinuria?
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What Is HLH?