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Michigan Highlights Rare Disease, With Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Day


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 FibromuscularDysplaisiaregistries.  

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.

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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