1. Rare Disease Day - Cystinosis

    Rare Disease Day - Cystinosis
       What is cystinosis? You’d be forgiven if you’ve never heard of cystinosis. The condition is so rare that only 2000 people worldwide are diagnosed with it, with only 2 or 3 new cases each year in the UK. Cystinosis is a genetic metabolic disease where the body is unable to get rid of excess amino acid, cysteine. This acid...
  2. Rare Disease Day – Cauda Equina Syndrome

    Rare Disease Day – Cauda Equina Syndrome
      What is Cauda Equina Syndrome? Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but extremely serious condition. It is classified by the compression of the lumbar (low back) spinal cord which contains a large group of nerves. In this part of the spine, the nerves branch together and appear similar to a horse’s tail, hence its name; Cauda Equina. When...

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