Rare Disease in the News

kfor.com

Kingfisher baby battling rare disease that turns muscle to bone
kfor.com
OKLAHOMA CITY - The first thing you notice about 1-year-old Ryder is his bright blue eyes. You also can't miss his determination in everything he does. He started trying to walk before he could crawl. Ryder's mother, Chasity Kirkman, said the crawl ...


Fredericksburg.com

These families who share a rare disease gather for an international reunion
Fredericksburg.com
Tompkins had Friedreich's ataxia (FA), a rare degenerative neuromuscular disorder that affects about one in 50,000 people in the U.S. When Tompkins, 36, was diagnosed in 2004, he did what many afflicted with the disease do: He hid. The New York native ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Eating too much cheese left me in a wheelchair: woman 'caught rare ...
Telegraph.co.uk
A British holidaymaker says she was left in a wheelchair by a bacterial infection she picked up from eating unpasteurised cheese in Greece. Sam Philpott, 22 ...

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FierceBiotech

Pfizer, NEA-backed rare disease startup bumps up Series A to $42M ...
FierceBiotech
The first spinoff from Cydan, an orphan disease incubator created by Pfizer Ventures and New Enterprise Associates, is headed full steam ahead. Known as ...
Gaithersburg's Vtesse Inc. nabs $17 million in additional Series A ...Washington Business Journal

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NBC Chicago

Boy, 2, With Rare Disease Saved By 'Life Saving' Bone Marrow Transplant
NBC Chicago
A 2-year-old boy whose story touched hundreds across the Chicago area as he battled a rare disease has received a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Sawyer Wright was diagnosed in February with a-plastic anemia, a condition where the immune system ...


Belleville News-Democrat

'Death by papercut': O'Fallon family cares for son with rare disease
Belleville News-Democrat
Batten disease is a rare, genetic and usually fatal disorder that preys on the nervous system. According to the National Institute of Health, the body's cells aren't able to dispose of waste, so the proteins and fats that are meant to be disposed are ...


Metro

Arsenal news: Former starlet Kyle Ebecilio diagnosed with rare disease
Metro
Kyle Ebecilio, the former Arsenal youth prospect, has been diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome – a rare disease which causes the body's immune system attacks the nervous system. Born in Rotterdam, Ebecilio was snapped up by Arsene Wenger in ...


People Magazine

Girl with Rare Disease that Causes Fat Storage in Legs Undergoes ...
People Magazine
Lipedema is a rare disease that causes disproportionate fat storage.

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KOIN.com

Ladybug Run raises awareness for rare disease
KOIN.com
She was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, or CDH. It means her diaphragm had a hole in it. “That band of muscle that is the diaphragm has a hole in it that allows the belly content to come up into the chest. When it does that, because the lung ...


Express.co.uk

Toddler suffers from rare disease causing red, angry 'chicken pox' rash all over his body
Express.co.uk
The strain he suffers from is called Juvenile xanthogranuloma, also known as JXG which is a rare, non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis that is usually benign and self-limiting. It occurs most often in the skin of the head, neck, and trunk but can also ...