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Given the complexities of rare diseases, the limited natural history data, and the smaller pool of patients to participate in clinical development, CentoPedia supports you with background information on clinical pictures, involved genes and the recommended testing strategy.

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  • Pancreatitis

    There are a variety of disorders of the pancreas including acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis may vary, depending on the disease. Hereditary pancreatic diseases are inflamatory diseases of pancreas, most often…

  • Bardet Biedl

    Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) is a rare, autosomal-recessive ciliopathy characterized by retinal dystrophy, obesity, renal abnormalities, genital abnormalities, postaxial polydactyly, and learning difficulties. To date, mutations in more than 20 different genes have been described as being responsible…

  • Arrhythmia, hereditary

    Sudden unexplained death is a major source of mortality in developed countries; the major causes (in the absence of the structural heart disease) are primary cardiac arrhythmia syndromes or electrical cardiac diseases ('channelopathies').

  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/ARVC) is a heritable heart-muscle disorder which causes progressive replacement of right ventricular myocardium by fibrofatty tissue. ARVD is an important cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young adults, accounting for 22% of cases…

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons. Most cases appear to be sporadic, but 5-10% of cases have a family history of the disease. Since the discovery of mutations in gene encoding…

  • Long QT syndrome

    Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a rare cardiac disease associated with syncope and sudden death due to torsades de pointes and ventricular fibrillation. Syncope and sudden death are frequently associated with physical and emotional stress. LQTS is a cardiac electrophysiologic disorder, characterized by…

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye, defined as opacification of the normally transparent crystalline lens. It is very common in older people and mostly related to aging. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes affecting vision, i.e. clouding in the lens results in blurred vision.…

  • Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia

    Catecholamine-induced polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a pathological disorder triggered by intense physical exercise or acute emotional stress. These conditions could initiate abnormal heartbeat (ventricular tachycardia) which then leads to dizziness, syncope, and in worst cases sudden…

  • Albinism

    Albinism is an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the eyes, skin, and/or hair. The most common form of albinism is oculocutaneous albinism (OCA), a group of autosomal recessive disorders caused by a reduction of melanin biosynthesis in the melanocytes…


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