Transforming Rare Lives- Indian Scenario

Rare diseases are conditions that develop in a small set of patients and are mostly genetic in origin. These diseases are often life threatening and exist throughout the lifespan. There are about 7000 rare diseases recognized so far, out of which only ~400 only have an approved treatment protocol available.

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has defined Rare Diseases as often debilitating lifelong disease or disorder condition with a prevalence of 1 or less per 10,000 population.

Sometimes, these diseases camouflage with the symptoms of common illnesses, leading to misdiagnosis or prolonged diagnosis. Early diagnosis and intervention in the patients of rare diseases can provide them quality life without much debilitating consequences.

Dedicate to the vision of positively influencing the lives of rare disease patients and their families across the nation, PlasmaGen BioSciences works with certain Patient Support Organizations in order to spread awareness, early diagnosis and coordination of care.

Primary Immunodeficiency Disease

Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI) are a group of more than 300 rare, chronic disorders in which, part of the body's immune system is missing or functions improperly.

  • The causes of these diseases are generally a defect in the intrinsic human immune system.
  • In the cases of PIDs the body fails to produce any or enough antibodies to fight infections.
  • These diseases are non-contagious mainly caused due to heredity or genetic defect.
  • The disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender.
  • Some affect a single part of the immune system; others may affect one or more components of the system.