Rare Diseases | Human Genetic Diagnostics
Particularly in the case of rare diseases, there are often genetic causes. This applies, for example, to neurological diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, dementia or autism.
In the EU, rare diseases are those that affect no more than 5 in 10,000 people. However, more than 6,000 different rare diseases are currently known, which is why the number of people with a rare disease is high despite the low incidence of the individual diseases. In Germany, the number of people affected is estimated at 4 million. (Quelle: Seltene Erkrankungen - Bundesgesundheitsministerium)
We will be happy to advise you/your patients whether the diagnosed disease may have a genetic cause.