Posts Tagged rare disease

A Quest for Hope: One Woman’s Journey through Pain to Purpose and Hope

Joyce Graff generously shares her personal experiences with a rare disease.  Edited by Medtopicwriter. When I was 19, I married a wonderful, handsome guy with one blue eye and one grey eye. We knew he had a disease called von Hippel-Lindau (VHL), a rare genetic tumor syndrome. We knew his father had died of it, […]

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Horses and Zebras, Oh My! When No One Believes You’re Sick

  Medical training instructs physicians to look for the horse and not the zebra when attempting to diagnose a patient presenting with a cluster of common or uncommon symptoms. This training serves physicians well; even the most mundane ailments may include bizarre symptoms. However, while unlikely, one might find a zebra running among the sleek […]

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