Rare Diseases Affecting Children!
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A rare disease is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population. Most rare diseases are genetic and thus are present throughout the person's entire life, even if symptoms do not immediately appear. Many rare diseases appear early in life, and about 30% of children with rare diseases will die before reaching their fifth birthday. With only three diagnosed patients in 27 years, ribose-5-phosphate isomerase deficiency is considered the rarest known genetic disease.

No single cut-off number has been agreed upon for which a disease is considered rare. A disease may be considered rare in one part of the world, or in a particular group of people, but still be common in another.

Here's a slideshow of a few rare diseases encountered in Children!

Source: http://www.icpcn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/List-of-10-rare-diseases-affecting-children.pdf
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Dr. S●●●●●m S●●●●y P●●●●●l
Dr. S●●●●●m S●●●●y P●●●●●l General Medicine
Interesting read.
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Mortality in children can be controlled if we test these them for vitamin D deficiency which is about 80 to 90 \% in India and a billion are worldwide. 25(OH)D is advised. vitamindchamatkar.in
Jun 15, 2020Like