by Assunta Ginanneschi
They are called “rare diseases”, but experience shows they are not that rare at all!
Personally, I know at least three people affected by rare diseases. In fact, on average, one of every 10 to 12 people you know has a rare disease. As Jessie J might say, “Nobody’s perfect”.
Which is to say, everybody has some peculiarity, or if you wish, everybody is rare!
This blog post will concern favism, also known as glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD deficiency). Let’s start with the story of my good friend Luca T.* I still remember his wedding…what a wonderful day!