Being a third level, benchmark University Centre, here at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital we treat complex patients referred from all over Catalonia, Spain and other parts of the world. Among these, for many years we have traditionally treated a considerable number of children suffering from rare diseases, which affect fewer than 5 people per 10,000 inhabitants.
We have experience in more than 1, 200 types of rare diseases, three quarters of which affect fewer than 4 children, and are recognised as ultra-rare. Thus, we are one of the most experienced centres in Spain in dealing clinically with these pathologies.
This extensive experience makes us unique, and accordingly, in 2015, the hospital established a specific transversal Department, the Institute for Rare Childhood Disorders (IPER), with the objective of making progress in the treatment of and research into rare diseases.
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If you want to contact the IPER for a patient assessment at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, please send your application using this form.