There are more than 7,000 rare diseases for physicians to consider when diagnosing a patient. For even the most experienced physician, this is a daunting task. This is further compounded by the fact that one in ten people have one of these diseases.

Recognizing and sifting through a plethora of signs and symptoms takes an average of seven years and seven doctors, leaving patients suffering for years from rare diseases and a lack of answers. It takes an emotional and financial toll on patients and their families as they wait, hoping for a positive health outcome.

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