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Rare diseases not only affect the person diagnosed – they also impact families, friends, care takers and society as a whole.
A disease, also referred to as an orphan disease, is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population.
Most rare diseases are genetic, and are present throughout a person’s entire life, even if symptoms do not immediately appear. In Europe a disease or disorder is defined as rare when it affects less than 1 in 2000 citizens.
This diseases are characterised by a wide diversity of symptoms and signs that vary not only from disease to disease but also from patient to patient suffering from the same disease.
Relatively common symptoms can hide underlying this diseases, leading to misdiagnosis.