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Rare Disease Key Facts

By Lizzie Evans on February, 27 2017

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In support of Rare Disease Day, we’re raising awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.

There's a growing need to increase treatment options for patients living with rare diseases. Check out these key facts about rare diseases and the state of clinical research progress.


Rare Disease Facts:

Rare Disease Blog Graphic.jpgMore About Rare Diseases:

  • Almost 7,000 rare diseases affect < 200,000 people in the United States
  • Rare diseases may involve chronic illness, disability, and often premature death
  • Rare diseases are complex, and since the majority of these diseases have inadequate or no treatment options, they represent a disproportionate share of health care spending
  • Patients with rare diseases are frequently misdiagnosed or are undiagnosed

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(Source: NIH)

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