| | Francis Collins, TV-PG Minki Allen, Daniel J. Phillips | Tawny Kitaen, Ben Muneta, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc, Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told, Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story, Project Purple: Mission Sarcoidosis Awareness, Cincinnati, Ohio: Sept. 7 - Police Go All Out in Manhunt, Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks. | In the United States, a disease is defined as rare when it affects less than 200,000 at any given time. Peter Thomas, Bita Begay, | "Post concussion syndrome: Treatments and drugs." But she can't conceive right away. The most anticipated TV shows of 2021 (and when they might be coming back) Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Director: Amnesia is a common theme in primetime dramas. | Approximately 50% of the people affected by Rare Disease are children (Sept. 13, 2011) http://www.americanheart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/CardiacArrest/Cardiac-Arrest_UCM_002081_SubHomePage.jsp, Diem, Susan J., Lantos, John D. and Tulsky, James A. Courtney Case, 90 min A man with a life-threatening allergic reaction to onions. | One is a 1950s housewife named Alice. Director: | TV shows clearly overestimate the survival of people who receive CPR in the hospital. Ryan Stockstad If you want to take a tour of the world's least common -- but most familiar -- medical conditions, all you need to do is spend an evening channel surfing. | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Rare diseases. | Any other ideas? But in reality, autism is a "spectrum disorder," meaning people who have it fall within a wide range of abilities. Hugh Laurie, Samuel Trostle, "Food Allergies: Understanding Food Labels." DeForest Kelley, William K. Howard | | 1999. Picard races the Ferengi in an effort to track down the son he never knew he had. Horror, Jacob is a young man in Los Angeles, California who lives a life of isolation by day and works as a security guard by night. If you believe what you see in TV dramas, a simple bump on the head could cause amnesia. Rare Disease on TV. | "Lorenzo's Oil," tells the story of parents Augusto and Michaela Odone’s struggle to find treatment for their son Lorenzo's adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a deadly genetic disease. Frank Robinson. Stars: Quinn Shephard, Votes: Joreen Apuyan-Trostle, TV-14 Crime, Drama, Romance, Director: Carl Mason On a class field trip, a teacher discovers that her six-year-old student, Ian, is bleeding profusely. Rare Disease in TV Series: Stranger Things, House, Call the Midwife February 27, 2020 Ricki Lewis, PhD Uncategorized In honor of Rare Disease Day 2020 (February 29), I took a look at the portrayal of people with rare diseases on a trio of my favorite TV shows. | It often takes weeks or months of therapy for the person who has been in a deep coma to be able to improve his or her speech and brain function. Rare diseases seem to be diagnosed by doctors all the time on TV. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication. Director: MPS VI is a rare genetic disease affecting 1 in 300,000 live births in America. Neuroendocrine Cancer Survivor Featured on Discovery Fit & Health TV Show. "The study found that of 60 patients who underwent CPR, 46, or 77 percent, survived. | Genetic Mutations. Take the season finale of "Glee," where Quinn Fabray delivers during a musical number. Dr. House thinks Ian has the same unknown disease that killed an elderly patient of his years ago. Amelia Douglass, Not Rated (Sept. 13, 2011) http://calder.med.miami.edu/pointis/tbiprov/MEDICINE/coma6.html, WebMD. | "United States of Tara." (Sept. 19, 2011) http://abc.go.com/shows/lost/episode-detail/the-constant/82942, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. A severe allergic reaction to onions is actually rare. 124 min Tag: TV show about rare disease. Although it's easy to find people who are allergic to shellfish and peanuts, it's difficult to find anyone else who's allergic to butterscotch other than Bart Simpson. Clark L. Paylow (Sept. 13, 2011) http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coma/DS00724/DSECTION=tests-and-diagnosis, Mayo Clinic. In post-traumatic amnesia, the person is confused and doesn't know where or whom he is. A 22 year old man who has lived inside a crystal room because of a rare illness, meets an up and coming rock star, and the two fall in love. Gerard Barrett However, it's difficult to find any mention of butterscotch allergy in medical literature (however, some butterscotch chips may contain traces of peanuts, making them possibly dangerous to someone with a peanut allergy). Samuel Barnett, A caretaker devotes himself to three demented siblings after their father's death. A female FBI agent befriends a woman and her adorable, young, special needs son who live in the countryside. Rare diseases are serious, often chronic and progressive, diseases. When she still fails to become pregnant, she and her husband, Harry, adopt a child. | Action, Adventure, Comedy. Neurosurgeon Alex Paluzzi is taking on one of the toughest cases of his career too. I've created a template to simplify markup for this external link to the NIH's Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) - see Template:RareDiseases, which takes as parameters the Disease ID Number and optionally also alternative text (i.e. With Razor Rizotti, Jack Donoghue, Robin Ellsworth, Jacob Baeza. Stars: 68 min | Miguel Moreira, Approved | He is allergic to water. Systemic lupus erythematosus, usually just referred to as lupus, is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes the body's immune system to damage the person's body. My younger sister survived an extremely rare disease and I wanted to know if anyone knew of any television shows about the real stories of people with rare diseases? In real life, some medical diagnoses are very rare. About 30 million people, or one in 10 people, in the U.S. are affected by a rare disease. Pierre lives in Paris and has FSHD Muscular Dystrophy. Here are 10 conditions we thought were contrived, listed in no particular order. $9.56M, PG-13 Many rare diseases appear early in life, and about 30% of children with rare diseases will die before reaching their fifth birthday. Kayla Radomski, (Sept. 13, 2011)http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/post-concussion-syndrome/DS01020/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs, Mayo Clinic. People with autism are often depicted as geniuses on TV. Characters appear to merely awaken from a refreshing sleep when rousing from a deep coma. Amy in HBO's "In Treatment" battles infertility for five years. Ankita Tripathi, Director: A neurosurgeon is thrown out of the medical profession after he performs a daring but unsuccessful surgery. Drama, Mystery, The team helps a high school boy (16) who has double vision and night terrors. Michael Dorn, TV-PG 5, pp. If a person in a coma begins speaking or communicating with verbal noises, can follow objects with the eyes, or can follow commands within the first few days, they're likely to recover. Biography, Drama. Lleyton Coombes, Jo D. Jonz, Lloyd Bochner, Sara West, Shafon Faith Seeden is one of them. Ralph Morgan, 87 min Abhishek Bachchan, There are only 35 people in the United States with U-Negative blood, the nearest living ... See full summary », Director: "The study found that of 60 patients who underwent CPR, 46, or 77 percent, survived. | Quinn K. Redeker, TV-PG The classifications mostly come from Orphanet, a European portal for rare disease information.GARD Information Specialists also assign diseases into categories. "Finally! | Drama, Romance, Twenty-somethings Hisashi and Mai are engaged. Not very. NIH' Office of Rare Diseases. Stephen Hill, TV-PG | Patrick Stewart, | They may excel in math or music, for example. (Clinic Cases: Unvaccinated baby, man with boil on leg. George Archainbaud 94 min | Robert Sean Leonard, TV-14 By using a mixture of live ... See full summary », Director: Documentary. Stars: Documentary Rare diseases currently affect 3.5% - 5.9% of the worldwide population, an estimated 30 million people in Europe and 300 million worldwide. Holistic detective Dirk Gently investigates cases involving the supernatural. | Now called dissociative identity disorder (DID) by experts, this condition is related to severe trauma experienced during early childhood. Gertrude Michael, TV-G But the chance of getting pregnant after just one instance of sexual intercourse is not great. Molly Ringwald, Omar Epps, Lupus can cause hair loss, fatigue, memory loss, and fever. Tom McLoughlin 507-523. On "The Simpsons," Bart is allergic to butterscotch, and even to imitation butterscotch. In the soap opera "All My Children,"Lily is a character with Asperger's syndrome, a type of high-functioning autism. Stars: Director: Margarida Carvalho, Action, Adventure, Mystery. Charlie lives in Saint-Quentin and has Glass Bone Disease. Director: Andrena Senola, John Lloyd Cruz, In real life, it's very rare. Jack Hill having cured a rare disease through coincidence he is ... See full summary », Director: Sôichirô Hoshi, (Sept. 13, 2011) http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Dissociative_Identity_Disorder_%28formerly_Multiple_Personality_Disorder%29.htm, National Institutes of Health. ), Director: Drama, Romance. | | Director: Gil Bettman | Stars: Lee Curreri , Tawny Kitaen , Lloyd Bochner , May Heatherly Leonard Nimoy, Tomasz Sliwinski, Karen Duffy, "You and Your Baby." Nicole Conn That diverse range of symptoms can cause misdiagnoses. Kristin Windell Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., 88 min Directors: Ayako Kawasumi, Ryan Stockstad, Kirk beams down to the planet Gideon and appears to find himself trapped on a deserted Enterprise. Stars: TV shows clearly overestimate the survival of people who receive CPR in the hospital. 91 min Stars: (Sept. 13, 2011) http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/autism.htm, National Institutes of Health. "Coma." Comedy, Drama, Romance. Roxana Zal, Not Rated Zoe Ventoura, Having sex one time ... especially the first time -- almost guarantees pregnancy on TV, especially in soap operas. | Drama. Directors: Director: Director: In season four of "Lost,"Desmond experiences amnesia after a helicopter crash and doesn't recognize anyone [source: ABC]. Mohit Trendster "Autism and Communication." Kirby Grant, LeVar Burton, Thomas Mann, | | Winona, a sassy and spunky girl is just diagnosed with lupus, Bong, a guy who secretly loves her, will do everything for her to live to the fullest before she expires. | Director: 46 min John Gielgud, PG-13 Generations have grown up watching 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.' Director: Many of the symptoms of lupus are commonly associated with other conditions, which can sometimes lead doctors toward misdiagnoses -- even though lupus itself is somewhat rare. CDC officials had never seen anything like it; the mysterious illness had claimed the lives of more than 20 ... See full summary », Stars: Director: Comedy, Drama, Mystery. Magda Hueckel, Syndromes (24) Cancer (11) Genetic diseases and disorders (8) Hereditary cancers (7) People from County Londonderry (6) Genetic disorder (4) 1783 deaths (3) Takahisa Zeze A doctor informs Sky that the only thing that will help a sick girl is finding her missing father. | 60 min When she stops trying to conceive, she becomes pregnant. (Sept. 13, 2011) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/foodallergy.html, National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Raquel Freire In the Showtime series, "United States of Tara," the main character has alternate personalities. NORD’s Rare Disease Database provides brief introductions for patients and caregivers to specific rare diseases. Sometimes the person has residual effects for life. Terrence Montgomery, Drama, A young man becomes afflicted with a disease so rare that there is no record of it anywhere in world history. (Sept. 13, 2011) http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/characters/bart, Soapcentral.com. | Chloë Grace Moretz, Biography, Drama. | "The Constant." Carol Ohmart, Craig Allen, But what does baseball legend Willie Mays have to do with this beloved animated special? Gloria Winters, | Story of a girl suffering from Alien Hand Syndrome, a rare neurological disease and about the stigma of mental illness in India. Hugh Laurie, "Post Traumatic Amnesia -- Fact Sheet." "Bart Simpson." | Gross: | Not Rated Director: Bruce Davison, 88 min Richard Armitage, Kerri Dillon, Drama, Music, Romance. In reality, post-traumatic amnesia is a normal part of the recovery process for patients emerging from a coma [source: Synapse]. | On the other hand, amnesia is a perfectly normal part of recovery from a coma. Lisa Edelstein, Documentary, Short, Drama. Amitabh Bachchan, Or in the series finale of "Lost," when Claire Littleton delivers in a similarly brief amount of time. Hiroko Yakushimaru, 133 min | Stars: John Hurt, Perdita Weeks, And that's why one time -- finally, on an episode entitled "You Don't Want to Know," a patient was finally diagnosed with the rare disease [source: Lupus Foundation of America]. Omar Epps, 23 min (Sept. 13, 2011) http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199606133342406#t=articleResults, Home Box Office. Lee Grant, While more dramatic conditions may make for good TV, they don't often happen in real life. Diseases are grouped into categories to help you find related conditions. 72% of rare diseases are genetic whilst others are the result of infections (bacterial or viral), allergies and environmental causes. It's folly to have unprotected sex even once in hopes you won't conceive. However, most people with autism fall in a more moderate range of abilities. Stars: Stars: Documentary, Biography, Drama. Stars: Drama. "Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Television — Miracles and Misinformation." MedlinePlus. Filming. Gil Bettman Stars: Leo Hueckel-Sliwinski, 12 min Robert Sean Leonard, 59 min "Posttraumatic Amnesia." Yoshifumi Tsubota James Gleason, | Anne Bancroft, $0.20M, TV-PG The National Institutes of Health estimates that as many as 10 percent of people with autism have "savant," or genius, capabilities. Director: 71 min 11,287 Actual CPR survival rates in the medical literature for hospitalized patients range from 30 to 40 percent [source: Diem, Lantos and Tulsky]. Lucile Fairbanks, (Sept. 13, 2011) http://www.sho.com/site/tara/home.do, Simpson Crazy. | It causes the person to have two or more different identities. Hugh Laurie, Rare diseases tend to be severe, chronic conditions and in many cases, they are progressive, debilitating, and life-threatening .1-8 For example, 30% of rare disease patients die before the age of five .2 There is no universal definition of rare diseases,9 and … William Hudson, Drama, A blind conchologist who lives ion the island of Okinawa, Japan cures a rare disease afflicting Izumi who has washed up on the shore. In the HBO series "Sex and the City", Charlotte desperately wants a baby. How many times have you seen a person on TV in a deep coma awaken spontaneously with no residual effects? | A 2006 study in the New England Journal of Medicine evaluated CPR on four TV shows such as "ER" and "Chicago Hope. 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