PATH TO TREATMENT: Marley, pictured here with her father, was diagnosed with the rare genetic condition Bachmann-Bupp syndrome a few years ago.
Doctors Treat Girl’s Genetic Disorder with Repurposed Drug
In just 16 months, physicians went from identifying a novel rare disease in three-year-old Marley to successfully treating her with a drug previously used to treat African sleeping sickness and pediatric cancer.
ABOVE: TAYLOR BALLEK, SPECTRUM HEALTH BEAT
Doctors Treat Girl’s Genetic Disorder with Repurposed Drug
Doctors Treat Girl’s Genetic Disorder with Repurposed Drug

In just 16 months, physicians went from identifying a novel rare disease in three-year-old Marley to successfully treating her with a drug previously used to treat African sleeping sickness and pediatric cancer.

In just 16 months, physicians went from identifying a novel rare disease in three-year-old Marley to successfully treating her with a drug previously used to treat African sleeping sickness and pediatric cancer.

ABOVE: TAYLOR BALLEK, SPECTRUM HEALTH BEAT
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