What would you do if you burped 150 times a day?
Very rare conditions like this are hard to treat and many patients are turning to CrowdMed, an online community of case workers. The diagnosis for this patient was ‘supergastric belching’ which led to treatment by a speech pathologist.
There are some 7000 identified rare diseases in the word, each affecting fewer than 200,000 people, so diagnosis can take an average of 5 1/2 years.
Since launching publicly in April 2013, CrowdMed has helped solve hundreds of medical cases for patients around the world through an easy-to-use online service. Volunteer diagnosticians are students, retired doctors, nurses and laymen who enjoy trying to solve a mystery.
Ever fancy being the solver of medical mysteries? Join the crowd.