The latest from the silvertooth team
Medical Students asked to “Think Rare” Rare diseases affect approximately 350 million people worldwide, yet they are some of the most difficult conditions to diagnose. Despite the number of people […]
Earlier this year M4RD helped Childhood Tumour Trust (CTT) search for a doctor to attend the International Neurofibromatosis Conference in San Francisco this September. The successful applicant would also join CTT’s medical […]
Medics4RareDiseases registered as a UK charity who’s object is the relief of sickness and preservation of health of those suffering from rare diseases.
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.
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 […]
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.