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POLL: Which of These Rare Dermatologic Diseases Have You Encountered in Your Practice?


Click here to answer our poll on rare dermatologic diseases.



Rare Disease Day, founded in 2008, is an annual global observance on the last day of February. Because 2024 is a leap year, Rare Disease Day falls on Thursday, February 29, the “rarest” day of the year. Rare diseases are estimated to affect about 300 million people around the world, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders website, https://www.rarediseaseday.org, and of the 7000 known rare diseases, approximately 95% have no treatment.1

POLL: Which of these rare dermatologic diseases have you encountered in your practice?

Harlequin Ichthyosi
Dowling-Degos Disease
Pachyonychia Congenita
Epidermolysis Bullosa
Cowden Syndrome
Blau Syndrome

Have you encountered more than one of these? Share your experiences with treating rare dermatologic diseases for an opportunity to be featured by emailing DTEditor@mmhgroup.com.

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  1. The National Organization for Rare Disorders. Rare disease day: frequently asked questions. Accessed February 26, 2024. https://rarediseases.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RDD-FAQ-2019.pdf
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