Baló concentric sclerosis

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Synonyms: Concentric demyelination

A rare multiple sclerosis variant characterized by discrete concentrically layered ring-like lesions in the cerebral white matter consisting of alternating layers of myelinated and demyelinated tissue. Patients most commonly present with symptoms of an intracerebral mass lesion including headache cognitive abnormalities behavioral changes seizures aphasia or hemiparesis among others although there may also be classic focal symptoms of multiple sclerosis such as focal weakness ataxia sensory disturbance or diplopia.

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Advocacy Organizations

Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome Advocacy Association

AGSAA is a global coalition of deeply dedicated parent advocates working alongside clinicians, researchers, and scientists. We are united in our desire to improve the lives of individuals and families living with Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome and those yet to be diagnosed. Everything we do reflects a sense of urgency to rescue patient potential and preserve quality of life through accelerating research and providing timely emotional and educational support alongside evolving clinical care recommendations to affected families.

HECI Medicine Incorporation

The objectives of HECI Medicine is to provide dependable access to affordable medicine and diagnostic tools to patients in Africa affected by rare diseases, collaborative with the scientific community to accelerate drug development for rare diseases therapies that are specific to populations in Africa, and collaborate with other rare disease organizations to ensure equitable access to health.

Help Hope Live

Help Hope Live supports community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses and related costs due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. These efforts play a critical role in helping clients access the care and equipment they need to heal, live, and thrive. Unlock a powerful and safe way to raise funds for medical needs with Help Hope Live. They provide one-on-one fundraising guidance, a customizable Campaign Page, bill pay support, and additional benefits based on their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

Unfixed

Unfixed produces media that elevates stories of people living with chronic illness, rare disease and disability. The Unfixed portfolio of projects demonstrates that living well is not about eradicating our wounds and weaknesses but understanding how they complete our identities and equip us to help others. Current and past productions include multiple mini-series, a podcast and feature film.

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Clinical Trials

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