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    An Introduction to Rare Diseases

    Rare autoimmune diseases are a heterogeneous group of conditions that are challenging for both clinician and patient as they are difficult to diagnose and there is a lack of knowledge of individual conditions. Many such conditions exist; some of the most well characterised include eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Kawasaki disease, mixed connective tissue disease, myasthenia gravis, myositis, paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria, POEMS syndrome, retroperitoneal fibrosis, scleroderma and thyroid eye disease. A further challenge is the lack of approved therapies. Advances in understanding of the molecular, immunological and  genetic basis of autoimmune diseases has elucidated novel therapeutic approaches, but many knowledge gaps remain.

     

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