Dr Gupta said that this ‘Atlas’ included 75 rare disease cases who were worked up and diagnosed at Rare Disease centre, J K Lon Hospital, Jaipur. Few of the diseases are ultra-rare, which are also included in the atlas like Progeria and Ataxia telangiectasia. Rare diseases currently affect 3.5% – 5.9% of the worldwide population.
Around 80% of rare disease are of genetic origin. 70% of those genetic rare diseases start in childhood.