A rare disease discussion group is bringing doctors together, to share and discuss rare and unusual cases. You can sign up and join the group to take part.
Both generalists and specialists to share, discuss, and explore rare and unusual cases
There are between 5,000 and 8,000 diseases classified as ‘rare diseases’. On average, it takes most rare disease patients eight years to receive an accurate diagnosis. By that time, they have typically seen ten specialists and have been misdiagnosed three times.
By the time most rare disease patients receive a diagnosis, they have seen ten specialists and have been misdiagnosed three times.
Awareness and education is the most important factor when it comes to reducing diagnostic delay, improving care co-ordination and providing the best treatment and support to patients.
Every day, tens of thousands of physicians on the MedShr app are exposed to unusual cases, many of them rare diseases. From index of suspicion, to genetic testing, case discussion allows doctors to share knowledge and learning around cases they may rarely see.
In advance of Rare Disease Day, we have launched MedShr’s Rare Disease Discussion Group to bring together both generalists and specialists to share, discuss, and explore rare and unusual clinical cases. From paediatricians and geneticists, to cardiologists and haematologists, you’re invited to join and share your knowledge, expertise and experience, helping patients get the correct diagnosis and the best care possible.