Since its inception in 2012, Rare Disease Report has stressed the phrase
“When you hear hoofbeats, don’t assume it’s a horse.”
This, of course, is a twist on former Maryland professor’s Dr Theodore Woodward’s instructions to his medical interns. Woodward insisted on thinking horses and avoiding zebras in all diagnoses, because rare diseases are just that – rare.
With RDR’s new 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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- OrphaNet, portal for rare diseases and orphan drugs, includes the Diethylstilbestrol DES syndrome as rare disease ORPHA:1916.
- Enjoy our health infographics album on Flickr.
How much do you know about DES?
- DES studies on cancers and screening.
- DES studies on epigenetics and transgenerational effects.
- DES studies on fertility and pregnancy.
- DES studies on gender identity and psychological health.
- DES studies on in-utero exposure to DES and side-effects.
- DES studies on the genital tract.
- Papers on DES lawsuits.
- DES videos and posts tagged DES, the DES-exposed and DES victims.