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Prevalence and Incidence of Acute myelocytic leukemia

Acute myelocytic leukemia: Rare Disease

Acute myelocytic leukemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acute myelocytic leukemia, or a subtype of Acute myelocytic leukemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Acute myelocytic leukemia usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Acute myelocytic leukemia at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Acute myelocytic leukemia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Acute myelocytic leukemia diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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