Types of Rare Diseases

From the lujo virus to POEMS syndrome, there are uncommon diseases about which it can be tough to find reliable information. Learn more about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of rare diseases.
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Desmoid Tumor: Causes and Risk Factors
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Desmoid Tumor Treatment
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How a Desmoid Tumor Is Diagnosed
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Acromegaly (Pituitary Gland Disorder): Overview and More
Desmoid Tumor Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of a Desmoid Tumor
Signs of Werner Syndrome: Person's face with wrinkles (wrinkles and loss of skin firmness), layer of skin (fat loss in upper layers of skin), skin layer (thinning skin), grey hair (hair greying), bald head or balding head (hair loss), discolored and/or distorted nail (distortion and discoloration of nails), skin with discolorations (skin pigmentation issues)
The Disease That Causes Adults to Age Quickly
Desmoid Tumor
Desmoid Tumor
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How to Love Well with Myasthenia Gravis
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Here Are the Basics of Myasthenia Gravis Diagnosis
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What Is HLH?
sarcoid nodules
What Is Sarcoidosis?
Leg Pain
Everything To Know About Ribbing Disease
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What Is a Urachal Remnant?
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Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Symptoms, Treatment, and More
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Everything You Need to Know About Susac Syndrome
Premature baby in ICU
What to Know About Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
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What Is Black Lung Disease?
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Hypophysitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment
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Fatal Familial Insomnia: A Rare Genetic Disease
Signs and Symptoms of Oculocutaneous Albinism
An Overview of Erythromelalgia
Closeup of a woman's ear. The ear is often affected with relapsing polychondritis.
What You Need to Know About Relapsing Polychondritis
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Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
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Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
Capillary hemangioma red birthmark on the babys leg
Maffucci Syndrome: Condition That Causes Tumors Within Bone and Skin
What Is Carotidynia?
Aedes aegypti mosquito
What Are the Neglected Tropical Diseases?
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What You Should Know About Morgellons Disease
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Why You May Be Sweating After Eating
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) - Advances in Research
Mitochondria TEM
How MELAS Syndrome Is Treated
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Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis: A Rare Autoimmune Disorder
Types and Causes of Dwarfism
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Why The Elephant Man Medical Mystery Stumped Physicians for 100 Years
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Is Rain Man Syndrome Real?
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Hurler Syndrome (MPS I Disease) Symptoms and Treatment
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An Overview of Bubonic Plague
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How to Identify Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
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Learn About Multiple System Atrophy, Often Mistaken for Parkinson's
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Berdon Syndrome Is a Rare Disease of the Urinary and Digestive Systems
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The Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment of Proteus Syndrome
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Dudley Moore Death Attributed to Rare Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
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Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome Symptoms and Diagnosis
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Can Alternative Medicines Help You Cope With Pulmonary Fibrosis?
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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Myasthenia Gravis
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Why the Body Produces Granulomas With Certain Diseases
E. coli bacteria, SEM
Hamburger Disease Can Occur After Eating Food Contaminated by E.Coli
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The Disease That Followed Over a Decade of Pollution
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Learn About the Causes and Treatments of Prosopagnosia
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How Nuclear Disaster Has Affected the Children of a Region
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Arthrogryposis Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis
Krabbe's leukodystrophy
Learn About the Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Krabbe Disease
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What Happens When a Child Is Born Missing a Patch of Skin?
I should have totally gotten that flu shot
Beware of a Life-Threatening Side Effect of Common Medications
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Hemosiderosis Symptoms and Treatment
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What Is Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome?
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The Severe Physical Effects That Come With Zellweger Syndrome
Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis
What Are the Risks of Kikuchi Disease?
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This Rare Blood Disorder May Require Regular Blood Transfusions
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

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