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Descriptor in English: Rare Diseases
Descriptor in Spanish: Enfermedades Raras
Descriptor in Portuguese: Doenças Raras
Descriptor in French: Maladies rares
Entry term(s): Disease, Orphan
Disease, Rare
Diseases, Orphan
Diseases, Rare
Orphan Disease
Orphan Diseases
Rare Disease
Tree number(s): C23.550.291.906
Scope note: A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.
Annotation: coord with specific disease; index only when discussed as rare disease
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
History Note: 2003
See also the descriptors: Neglected Diseases MeSH
Orphan Drug Production MeSH
DeCS UI: 37296
Descriptor UI: D035583
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Rare Diseases - Preferred
Concept UI M0407933
Scope note A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.
Preferred term Rare Diseases
Entry term(s) Disease, Rare
Diseases, Rare
Rare Disease
Orphan Diseases - Narrower
Concept UI M0409570
Scope note Rare diseases that have not been well studied.
Preferred term Orphan Diseases
Entry term(s) Disease, Orphan
Diseases, Orphan
Orphan Disease



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