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What is Alkaptonuria (AKU) ?

Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare autosomal recessive disease, affecting tyrosine metabolism. Patients accumulate homogentisic acid at 2000 times the normal rate, resulting in cartilage degradation and symptoms similar to early-onset osteoarthritis.

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Rare Disease Day 2015

by RareConnect team published about 1 month ago 2 comments

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year.

The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the gen...

My Story

by flaviamayrink published 10 months ago 7 comments

When I was only some days old my mother realized that my diaper turned brownish with time and started a journey trying to find out what was wrong w...

Partners and Patient Groups

RareConnect is a joint venture of EURORDIS and NORD. The following patient groups are official partners of this community.