A new App allows physicians an opportunity to diagnose rare diseases simply by taking a photo of the patient’s face.
The program, using Facial Dysmorphology Novel Analysis (FDNA) technology, detects facial dysmorphic features and patterns of human malformations from photos and compares the information with its growing library to provide a diagnosis.
The App is called Face2Gene and is available for free on itunes and google play. The App has been around for a couple years but because it relies on cloud sharing, it is only recently that it is starting to take hold as a means to diagnose people with rare conditions.
Today, the American Health Care Act (aka TrumpCare) is being voted in Congress. The bill needs 215 votes to be approved. It is likely that no Democrats support it, meaning that only 21 Republicans can vote against the bill and it can still get approved.
PANDAS, or pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, links the sudden onset of OCD or tic-like symptoms to streptococcal-A (GABHS). Could this mysterious affliction be a rare disease or not a disease at all?