Category Archives: Rare Diseases
Are rare diseases really rare in Australia?

Simon and Samantha Daff were in for a rude shock when they learnt that their newborn son Jackson suffered from metachromatic leukodystrophy, a rare condition. Their eldest daughter Mackenzie, 4, was diagnosed with the same diseases just weeks before.   “We went from not sleeping at all to getting the news — I haven’t slept as … Continue reading Are rare diseases really rare in Australia?

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

All of us have heard about Lewis Carroll’s fictional work Alice in Wonderland. In the book, Alice goes through a series of hallucinating experiences when she falls into a deep hole, while following a rabbit. These included illusions like being just ten inches tall and acquiring different sizes after eating a cake.  What Alice experienced … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland Syndrome