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Rare diseases

Rare diseases: Introduction

Rare diseases: are conditions with a low prevalance and are usually chronic conditins which are lefe threatening. They are seldom properly diagnosed. See detailed information below for a list of 59 causes of Rare diseases, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Rare diseases: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Rare diseases, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Rare diseases Treatments

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Stories from Users for Rare diseases

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Rare diseases: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Rare diseases may include these symptoms:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rare diseases

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Rare diseases: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Rare diseases

The list below shows some of the causes of Rare diseases mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Rare diseases?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Rare diseases. Of the 59 causes of Rare diseases that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 48 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rare diseases:

The following list of conditions have 'Rare diseases' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Classifications of Rare diseases:

Symptoms related to Rare diseases:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Antiphospholipid syndrome, Restless leg syndrome (21 causes), Abetaliproteinemia, C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency, Asperger syndrome (3 causes), Ataxia disorders, Eaton lambert syndrome (2 causes), Van der hoeve's syndrome, Laurence Moon Biedl syndrome

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Rare diseases

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