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GinJones

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Welcome
« on: February 01, 2015, 06:53:53 PM »
The forums contain a wealth of information, with links to medical articles and ongoing research, as well as anecdotal experiences by those living with XLH.

Only a few of the myriad of topics are available without registering with the forum, primarily general FAQs. Once  you join the forum, you will find that it is broken into several main areas, starting with "adult issues" and "pediatric issues," where there are more in-depth discussions on topics such as dental issues, pain management, hearing, etc. There are also two additional main areas available to those who register, one on general issues (e.g., insurance, ongoing research and clinical trials) and another on community issues (e.g., XLH Day and what the board of directors are up to).

We invite everyone who has XLH, is related to an XLHer, is a caretaker for an XLHer, is a medical provider for an XLHer or is simply interested in this rare metabolic bone disorder to join the forum as an "extended family / etc." member. Full membership, however, is limited to XLH patients and the parents/guardians of children with XLH.
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« Last Edit: January 12, 2016, 09:47:40 PM by GinJones »