Behind the Mystery: Plasminogen Deficiency (PLGD)
November 6, 2017
New Hope for the Ultra-Rare Genetic Disease.
Plasminogen Deficiency (PLGD) is an ultra-rare genetic disease that can have devastating effects on multiple organ systems throughout the body. PLGD has most often being diagnosed in children and is associated with the abnormal accumulation or growth of fibrin-rich pseudomembranous lesions on mucous membranes such as the conjunctiva, gums, and linings of the airways and genitourinary tract.
We learn more about this illness from Dr. Shira Robbins of the Shiley Eye Institute, University of California San Diego. Sharing her very personal journey with PLGD is Andrea, who’s been affected by plasminogen deficiency since birth. Also joining the discussion is her mother Jessica, who has been a formidable PLGD advocate.
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