Orphanet, the mobile portal for rare diseases

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Orphanet, the mobile portal for rare diseases

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Supported languages:

English / French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish



List containing information about rare diseases.

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English / French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with one of these languages




Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm), France
(Based in France)


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Information Information


List containing information about rare diseases.

Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)


Reviewer: Orphanet
Review: "Orphanet, an INSERM service, allows you to access a list of rare diseases, their description and associated resources. Consult the emergency guidelines directly. Find contact details of expert clinics and professionals. You can bookmark pages and PDFs you want to find again in one click, thanks to a dedicated feature. It is also possible to annotate some of the pages. The data available on the Orphanet app are those obtained during its last update. To access to the most recent data, and make the most of Orphanet services on your mobile, update the app regularly."
Source: http://bit.ly/13DhOEg
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://www.orpha.net
Reviewer: The Desminopathy Reporter, home for people passionate about research advances in understanding the genetics that cause muscle weakness and muscle loss in pDES.

"Only six months after its release, the Orphanet Mobile application, freely available for iPhone and iPad, is looking good. Updated every month, the app has already been downloaded 4,000 times since its launch and gives access to the main Orphanet services in 6 languages—English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish—AND without any Internet connection. With it, you can access a list of rare diseases with their descriptions, as well as pertinent resources, such as epidemiological and coding data, as follows:

  • MIM is the online database of mendelian phenotypes and genes [OMIM]
  • ICD-10 is the 10th International Classification of Diseases established by the World Health Organization [WHO]
  • The Orpha number refers to the Orphanet classification of diseases

You can also consult Emergency Care guidelines (in PDF format) for specific diseases, as well as find contact information for expert centers and professionals dedicated to rare diseases in the 37 counties of the Orphanet consortium. The application allows bookmarking of favorite pages and PDFs to find them back in one click in the “My Orphanet” section. In addition, pages can be annotated or sent by email. The most recent version of the app, providing a dedicated iPad version, was launched in June and has already reached the "top 10" of apps in the medical area in several countries. We bet it will continue to grow in popularity and be warmly welcomed by patients and healthcare professionals alike." -Comment from myhealthapps.net: orphanet app is now available in Android. 

Source: http://bit.ly/1hYjW21
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1hYjW24
Reviewer: Osservatorio Malattie Rare, is an online news service on rare disease undertaken in partnership with a number of professional groups including patient groups

"Reports series, the largest database dedicated to rare diseases, is now also available in mobile version , thanks to a new app for Iphone and Ipad. app, is available in Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese. It 'compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (third generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Recall that Orpanet is the most complete European source with regard to rare diseases and orphan drugs . It creates a service list and classification of rare diseases, with adjoining sections devoted to diagnosis, research projects registries, clinical trials and patient associations. Orpahnet also offers guidelines and reports up to date, as well as a newsletter service also available in Italian language."

Source: http://bit.ly/1hGQ0mv
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1hGQ0my

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