Diagnostic Detectives

“Doctor detectives” help diagnose mysterious illnesses.  A growing network of so-called “doctor detectives” is giving hope to patients with rare and unidentified conditions.  Hundreds of physicians belong to the Undiagnosed Diseases Network with 12 clinical sites.

Effect of Genetic Diagnosis on Patients with Previously Undiagnosed Disease

Many patients remain without a diagnosis despite extensive medical evaluation. The Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) was established to apply a multidisciplinary model in the evaluation of the most challenging cases and to identify the biologic characteristics of newly discovered diseases.