Rare Diseases

"Rare Diseases" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Rare Diseases" by people in this website by year, and whether "Rare Diseases" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 175 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2017 and 2020
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