Common diseases may be far from the lives of most of us, but the general population of rare diseases is not large. Especially for children, many children have rare diseases discovered at birth or during childhood due to lack of medical information and treatments. In addition, the corresponding drugs and treatment methods for these diseases are not low and need to be borne by themselves. Many children struggle to survive at an early age.
There are approximately 7,000 rare diseases in the world, and more than 50% of rare diseases begin in childhood. In China, there are about 20 million rare disease patients. In addition, 80% of rare diseases are related to genes, so as long as life is inherited, the possibility of rare diseases will occur.
A rare disorder in many children is phenylketonuria (pKU), an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder. Due to the lack of the enzyme, patients are unable to metabolize phenylalanine, causing it to accumulate in the body.
People often eat foods that contain protein, like poison for children with pKU, and these common foods can damage their central nervous system and even cause delayed growth and development. These children, known as non-human fireworks, need to consume medical powders and special foods low in benzene for life.
It is important to note that this disease cannot be eliminated overnight. Special medicines for pku diet, special foods cost a lot, but if you can use it consistently, you can control your condition; if you can't maintain it, you're going to be a death sentence for your child.
Due to financial pressures, many children are unable to retain adequate intake of specialty foods, resulting in unstable disease control.
In fact, this is a rare disease and many children are born with various diseases. Their childhood often spent most of their time in the hospital, and it was difficult for their families to sustain the high cost of treatment for a long time.
The arrival of a rare disease has been a cold winter for one family, but these children are not pessimistic about life, and many are still obedient. They are all like angels, going through these pains and sufferings and bringing so much sunshine to those around them. As ordinary people, they may not know them well and may not be able to help much, but if everyone put in a little effort, they can have enough medical bills to survive.
Can children with mental retardation be cured?
Mental retardation usually refers to the developmental period (under the age of 18), the general intellectual function is much lower than that of the peers, but there are also some adaptive behavior deficits, including the ability to fulfill personal life and social responsibilities. In psychiatry, mental retardation is referred to as mental retardation, incomplete mental development, and mental retardation.