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Title: Living with a rare disease
Authors: Axiak, Clayton John
Keywords: Rare diseases -- Diagnosis
Hypogonadism -- Genetic aspects
Fibroblast growth factors
Polymerase chain reaction
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Axiak, C. J. (2019). Living with a rare disease. THINK Magazine, 28, 13.
Abstract: Picture yourself waking up one morning with a severe, relentless itch that no clinician or diagnostic tool can understand. Your life would be thrown off kilter. Quality of life would suffer financially, psychologically, and socially as you try to look for a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. This is what life is like for most people living with a rare disease. Often barraged with terms like ‘unknown’ or ‘undiagnosed’, matters can get even more challenging when the condition becomes more elusive or develops life-threatening consequences. And all of this is exacerbated by inequities in treatment and high costs of the few existing drugs that are available.
ISSN: 2306-0735
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Think Magazine, Issue 28
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