Tag Archives: Rare

Implant Approved for Patients With Phototoxic Reactions From Rare Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Scenesse (afamelanotide), a melanocortin-1 receptor agonist, for adult patients with a history of phototoxic reactions from erythropoietic protoporphyria, the agency announced yesterday. Scenesse is a subcutaneous implant designed to increase pain-free light exposure in this rare patient population. The implant increases the… Read More »

Woman's rare condition makes her sleep for a week after drinking alcohol

A student, named Hermione Cox-Denning, has to sleep for a week every time that she drinks alcohol. Hermione was only recently diagnosed with Kleine-Levin Syndrome which is a  rare neurological condition that causes her body to shut down days a time. When she first started to drink alcohol she thought that she caught a bug… Read More »

3D facial analysis could help identify children with rare conditions

Facial features can reveal medically important informationSpatial Information Systems Research Limited (2018), Richard Palmer (2019) By Ruby Prosser Scully Children with rare conditions could be diagnosed quicker thanks to 3D facial analysis software. Richard Palmer at Curtin University in Western Australia and his colleagues have developed a tool that can spot subtle, but important, differences… Read More »

Wyoming resident has rare, drug-resistant infection, department of health says

The Wyoming resident is reportedly responding to treatment and doing well. (iStock) A Laramie County, Wyoming resident has a rare, antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, the state department of health said Wednesday. The patient, who has not been identified, is receiving treatment at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. An organism known as an Enterobacteriaceae is infecting the patient,… Read More »