Synonyms: Adult dermatomyositis
A rare idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) characterized by evocative skin lesions muscle involvement with symmetrical proximal muscle weakness and specific histological features. The clinical subtypes are defined by the presence of myositis-specific antibodies (anti-Mi2 anti-NXP2 anti-TIF1-γ anti-MDA5 or anti-SAE antibodies) and are associated with specific clinical phenotypes and prognosis.
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Myositis Support and Understanding
To improve the lives of and empower those fighting myositis through education, support, awareness, advocacy, and access to research.
Born a Hero, Research Foundation
Our mission is to accelerate innovation and research to improve the quality of life for patients with FGFR Syndromes, including Pfeiffer Syndrome.
Neuromuscular Disease Foundation
The Neuromuscular Disease Foundation's (NDF) mission is to enhance the quality of the lives of people living with GNE Myopathy (also known as HIBM) through advocacy, education, outreach, and funding clinical research focused on treatments and a cure.
Association Aux Pas du Coeur
Our organization wants to raise awareness and recognize rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Our mission is to: Raising awareness and campaigning to help with the diagnosis and free therapeutic care of patients. Request and/or contribute to actions relating to the training of the medical profession so that doctors are able to make a final diagnosis and ensure the continuous follow-up of patients. Create a patient registry to establish very precise statistics of rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Create a close-knit patient community. Break the isolation and despair of sick people and their families. Open up to the world and actively contribute to international research aimed at treatments.
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Curing single-gene disorders
COMBINEDBrain is a consortium for outcome measures and biomarkers for neurodevelopmental disorders. We are collaborating to cure rare, non-verbal brain disorders.
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Help Hope Live assists individuals living with catastrophic injuries and illnesses to fundraise toward their medical expenses and related costs.
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