Developing a more complete understanding and awareness for the particulars of a disease is vitally important for patients, particularly for rare and specialist conditions. A lack of understanding and awareness can lead to misdiagnosis, social stigma, long delays to treatment, misuse and abuse, and unnecessary stress for patients and their families.
Shire UK currently focuses on the following disease areas:
- Endocrinology – Short bowel syndrome
- Rare diseases: Fabry Disease, Gaucher's Disease, Hereditary Angioedema, Hunter Syndrome
Through the commitment of our employees, we are making a difference to patients, their families and carers, as well as to the medical community.