Medics4RareDiseases registered as a UK charity who’s object is the relief of sickness and preservation of health of those suffering from rare diseases.
About Lucy McKay
Posts by Lucy McKay:
Time for a little Rheumatology revision. In this article Dr Mariam Al-Attar, one of our M4RD Clinical Ambassadors, explains why she’s interested in Rheumatology. Plus you can have a look at a revision tool that she has created about small vessel vasculitis. Thank you to Mariam and the lovely team at Vasculitis UK who she […]
In this article, Sri Rambhatla reflects on one family’s experiences of Kawasaki Disease and reminds us of its clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. Srinivasa Rambhatla is an academic foundation doctor working at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, and is an M4RD ambassador. As a medical student/junior doctor, we are often told to remember the adage that […]
Dare to think rare? Many did as they attended the fifth collaboration of Medics4RareDiseases (M4RD) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM): The Unusual Suspects: Rare Diseases in Everyday Medical Care on 20th February 2019.
The M4RD team were really happy to work with Findacure on The Student Voice Essay Competition once again. This annual competition is a great opportunity to engage the clinicians of the future in the field of rare diseases. It is always so encouraging to read the submitted essays which demonstrate the kind of open-minded approach that we feel is needed when caring for people with rare diseases.
Today is Acromegaly Awareness Day 2018 so take this opportunity to brush up on signs, symptoms and management of this rare disease with a video from Dan Jeffries
History, Examination, Investigation, Diagnosis…?
I must admit that, until recently, I hadn’t really given much thought to the issues surrounding rare diseases. When studying for exams, I dutifully learnt what I thought were all the steps in managing various conditions.