Tuesday, February 23, 2016

How Are Rare Diseases Caused?

This means that they are present throughout the person's life, even if symptoms don't show up until later in life.

Approximately 50% of those affected by rare diseases are children.  30% of children with rare disease will not live to see their 5th birthday.  Rare disease is the cause of 35% of deaths within the first year of life.

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