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According to the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

1 in 12

According to the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

1 IN 12

CANADIANS ARE LIVING WITH A RARE DISEASE

Are you one of them?

Pompe DISEASE

Pompe disease is a neuromuscular disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness and the loss of muscle tissue. Symptoms can include difficulty performing physical activities, trouble chewing and swallowing, and an inability to rise from a seated position. Left untreated, Pompe disease can result in irreversible muscle damage and permanent confinement to a wheelchair.

FABRY DISEASE

Fabry disease is a rare genetic disease that can be passed on from parents to their children. Symptoms can include severe pain in the hands and feet, red spots (angiokeratoma) on the midsection, and ringing in the ears. Left untreated, Fabry disease can lead to renal failure, resulting in the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant.

It is estimated that Pompe or Fabry disease occurs in

1 in 40,000

people worldwide

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We all play a part in early diagnosis. Many thanks to our partners:

Canadian Association of Pompe

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Canadian Fabry Association

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