Rare Diseases Database
What Is the NORD Rare Disease Database?
With more than 1,200 rare disorders, you can explore rare disease reports that include information on symptoms, causes, treatments, clinical trials, and sources of help such as patient advocacy organizations. Each report has a list of references, such as textbooks, articles, and government agency reports.
What Is a Rare Disease?
A rare disorder is a disease or condition that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans. Cumulatively, there are more than 7,000 rare diseases affecting more than 30 million Americans. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare diseases through education, advocacy, research, and service programs.
A Community-Sourced Effort
Medical experts and representatives of patient advocacy organizations who would like to assist NORD in developing reports on topics not currently covered in this database may write to [email protected].
Need more help?
One of the first places many newly diagnosed rare disease patients and their families turn to is the NORD Rare Disease Database. If you didn’t find what you’re looking for, NORD can help.