Many rare diseases present a complex array of symptoms that often mirror more common conditions, and therefore present diagnostic dilemmas for first-contact clinicians. People with rare diseases often experience long delays from the onset of symptoms to diagnosis. We aim to develop resources to highlight points in a patient’s journey when a clinician may re-evaluate existing diagnoses to consider rare diseases.
We focus on three rare diseases - myositis, primary immune deficiency and sarcoidosis. Our research partners include the Myositis Association Australia Inc., Immune Deficiency Foundation Australia, and Sarcoidosis Lyme Australia.
The clinical resources will be tailored for later-year medical students and early-career clinicians, and will include interactive case studies and filmed examples of consultations