The diagnostic odyssey is a term used to describe the long and arduous journey that many rare disease patients find themselves on in pursuit of a diagnosis. The charity, Rare Disease UK, estimate that a patient with a rare disease will wait an average of four years for a diagnosis and be given an average […]
The most common of the Neurofibromatoses, Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a condition that leads to tumors growing on nerves alongside effects on other organs. It affects approximately 1 in 2700 births, and can be due to autosomal dominant inheritance from the parents or new mutations in the gene NF1 in the affected child.
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 […]