viernes, 28 de febrero de 2014

Three million Argentines suffer from diseases

cubrinos. Here we are", proposes the motto of the Argentina Federation of diseases little frequent (Fadepof), for this Friday, while commemorating the world rare disease day.

Precisely because of health problems that are common, such as influenza, diabetes or hypertension, rare diseases are little known among the people in general and even in the medical community.

This has several consequences: among them, that patients spend years without proper diagnosis and treatment, with which the condition progresses and leaves sequelae.

Fortunately, it was not the case of the daughter of the singer Axel, who in January quickly the disease was diagnosed in Kawasaki, a rare pathology, although increasingly detected (see page 8).

Of six to eight thousand rare diseases listed by the World Health Organization (who), only for some specific treatments have been developed, and for others, therapies that apply are those used in pathologies that have some similarities.


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