Rare Disease Report: Five Facts About Rare Disease [Infographic]

Mathew Shanley

Since the inception of Rare Disease Report in 2012, the publication has stressed the phrase "When you hear hoof beats, don't assume it's a horse."

This, of course, is a twist on instructions given by former University of Maryland professor Dr Theodore Woodward to his medical interns. Woodward insisted on thinking horses and avoiding zebras in all diagnoses. Why? Because rare diseases are just that - rare.

With RDR's infographic, you'll see exactly why it's so important to keep an open mind, though. This zebra and the 5 facts that come along with it are constant reminders to look for stripes.

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