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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.

MeSH information
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.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Rare Diseases" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Rare Diseases" was a major or minor topic of these publication.