A Xi’an girl’s escape from early death sheds light on China’s arduous journey to make drugs affordable for rare diseases

//A Xi’an girl’s escape from early death sheds light on China’s arduous journey to make drugs affordable for rare diseases

A Xi’an girl’s escape from early death sheds light on China’s arduous journey to make drugs affordable for rare diseases

When Gu Ruofei was four and half years old, teachers at her school in Shaanxi province reported that she had trouble jumping during her dance class.As her motor skills deteriorated, doctors in the provincial capital of Xi’an suspected the toddler may be afflicted by a metabolic disorder that stunted her growth. Blood tests in Beijing confirmed in 2004 that Gu had mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), a progressively debilitating disease caused by the absence of an enzyme. Undetectable at birth, symptoms…

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