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On Beyond Zebra: Understanding Rare Diseases

Harold R. Collard, MD, FCCP
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Affiliations: San Francisco, CA ,  Dr. Collard is Assistant Professor of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco.

Correspondence to: Harold R. Collard, MD, FCCP, San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Ave, 5K1, San Francisco, CA, 94110; e-mail: hcollard@medsfgh.ucsf.edu



Chest. 2007;131(3):644-646. doi:10.1378/chest.06-2732
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Defining the clinical behavior of rare diseases presents huge challenges, as few practicing physicians see more than a case or two in their professional lifetime. Historically, case reports and series from quaternary care centers have made up the bulk of the medical literature on such diseases, and physicians have relied on review articles to summarize these data and provide clinical insight. Such has been the case with respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease (RBILD).

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