PHN is neuropathic pain caused by nerve damage from the varicella zoster virus. This pain may persist for months and even years. PHN is a rare and orphan condition, which affects an estimated 180,000 patients per year in the US.
Visit National Shingles Foundation to learn more about PHN.
A-T is a progressive, neurodegenerative genetic disease that primarily impacts children causing severe disability. A-T affects many parts of the body including areas of the brain, causing difficulty with motor function and motion. The disease is also associated with weakening of the immune system predisposing to infection, and with faulty repair of damaged DNA increasing the risk of cancer. A-T is a rare and orphan condition which affects an estimated 1,500 patients per year in the US.
Visit A-T Children's Project to learn more about A-T.
Aortic aneurysm is a rare life threatening medical emergency in which a tear in the inner wall of the aorta causes blood to flow between its arterial layers. Aneurysms can form in any section of the aorta, but they are most common in the abdominal area. Aneurysms can also involve the thoracic aorta and present extremely high risk and mortality to patients.
SAH is a rare and life threatening medical emergency in which bleeding occurs over the surface of the brain in the subarachnoid space between the brain and skull. A primary cause of such hemorrhage is rupture of an aneurysm or ballooning of a weakened blood vessel wall. SAH affects an estimated 70,000 patients per year in the US.
Visit Brain Aneurysm Foundation to learn more about SAH.
TN is a chronic pain condition caused by the irritation of the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from the face to the brain. It may trigger a jolt of excruciating electric shock-like pain involving the lower face and jaw, or areas around the nose and above the eye. These attacks can occur in quick succession lasting as long as two hours. TN is a rare and orphan condition which affects an estimated 42,000 patients per year in the US.