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Rare Disease Information

About NORD’s Rare Disease Database
NORD’s database provides brief introductions for patients and their families to more than 1,200 rare diseases. This is not a comprehensive database since there are nearly 7,000 diseases considered rare in the U.S. For a complete list of all 7,000 rare diseases, please click here.
Subscribe to NORD’s Rare Disease Database
Visitors to NORD’s website may read and download 5 full-text Rare Disease Database reports free per week. 
Subscriptions are available for libraries, medical schools and others needing unlimited access to the database. 
For information about the cost and benefits of subscribing, write to