Very Rare Diseases In The World?

What are examples of rare diseases?

Rare diseases come in many forms and include some cancers, auto-immune diseases, metabolic conditions and inherited malformations.

Some examples of rare diseases are:

  • cystic fibrosis.
  • muscular dystrophy.
  • spina bifida.
  • haemophilia.

What are the top 10 rarest diseases?

Top 10 Rarest Diseases You’ve Never Heard Of –

  1. 10: Foreign Accent Syndrome. []
  2. 9: Microcephaly. []
  3. 8: Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis. []
  4. 6: Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. []
  5. 5: Harlequin-Type Ichthyosis. []
  6. 4: Congenital Analgesia. []

How many rare diseases are there in the world?

There are between 5 000 and 8 000 rare diseases, most of them with a genetic basis. 1 A very rough estimate would be that one out of 15 persons worldwide could be affected by a rare (“orphan”) disease – 400 million people worldwide, of whom 30 million are in Europe and 25 million in the United States.

What are the 7000 rare diseases?

You can find a list of all the 7,000+ rare diseases on the Orphanet website.

  • Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Prevalence: roughly 1 in 2,000,000.
  • Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Prevalence: Unknown.
  • Tyrosinemia type 1. Prevalence: Unknown.
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  • Cystic fibrosis.
  • NGLY-1 deficiency.

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