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Nominations Open for 2022 Eurordis Black Pearl Awards

Nominations are now open for the worldwide 2022 Black Pearl Awards from Eurordis-Rare Diseases Europe. The 12 award categories recognize individual advocates, policy makers, researchers, organizations, and companies who work to make a difference for the global rare disease community. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 10…

Rare Case of aHUS Found in Man with Lipoprotein Glomerulopathy

Researchers have reported a rare case of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) in a 21-year-old Swiss-Indonesian man with lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG), an inherited kidney disease associated with fat accumulation in the organ’s small blood vessels. The findings suggest that the later development of aHUS, which also affects the kidney’s…

EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…

aHUS Leads to Kidney Failure in Infant with Cystic Fibrosis

A 6-month-old girl who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) went into kidney failure due to atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), according to scientists who worked on her case report. Her kidney function was completely restored following hemodialysis, plasma exchange therapy — a form of treatment that replaces…