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Michigan Highlights Rare Disease, With Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Day

Mar 10, 2014

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Michigan is highlighting a rare disease Tuesday in the hopes more doctors will be able to identify the issue.

Just under 1,000 patients are on Fibromuscular Dysplaisia registries.  

Eva Kline Rogers manages a research team at the University of Michigan coordinating the F-M-D registries and fears many more patients likely have the disease and don't know it yet.

F-M-D primarily affects women in their 30's and 40's and causes life-threatening cardiovascular problems. University of Michigan Health System scientists are trying to understand the molecular and genetic basis of F-M-D and what factors trigger its onset.

— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.