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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Autoimmune diseases

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Autoimmune diseases

The information below shows a list of types of Autoimmune diseases, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Autoimmune diseases (overall) approx 1 in 31 or 3.13% or 8.5 million people in USA 8,511,844 8,511,845 people in the USA 1996 1
Possibly Autoimmune Diseases N/A N/A No information
Type 1 diabetes approx 1 in 800 or 0.12% or 340,000 people in USA 340,000 1-in-800 (NIAID)
rheumatoid arthritis approx 1 in 108 or 0.92% or 2.5 million people in USA 2,499,999 2.5 million Americans (NWHIC); 1% of US population (NIAMS)
Autoimmune thyroid diseases approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA 5,440,000 4 out of 100 women some type of autoimmune thyroid disease
Graves Disease approx 1 in 89 or 1.12% or 3 million people in USA 3,048,636 3,048,636 people in the USA 1996 1; 1.3 million people (NWHIC)
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis approx 1 in 182 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA 1,490,371 1,490,371 adults and 205,159 children in the USA 1996 1
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus approx 1 in 194 or 0.51% or 1.4 million people in USA 1,400,000 1.4 million people in the United States, 1 in 85 (NWHIC)
Multiple Sclerosis approx 1 in 700 or 0.14% or 388,571 people in USA 388,571 1-in-700 (NIAID)
Crohn's disease approx 1 in 544 or 0.18% or 500,000 people in USA 499,999 500,000 Americans
Psoriasis approx 1 in 49 or 2.02% or 5.5 million people in USA 5,499,999 5.5 million people in the USA (NIAMS)
Psoriatic Arthritis N/A N/A No information
Sympathetic ophthalmitis N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune neuropathies N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune oophoritis N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune orchitis N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome N/A N/A very rare; NIAID mentions 58 individuals
Antiphospholipid syndrome N/A N/A No information
Sjogren's Syndrome approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA 999,999 1 to 4 million people with Sjogren’s Syndrome (NIAMS)
Rheumatoid arthritis approx 1 in 108 or 0.92% or 2.5 million people in USA 2,499,999 2.5 million Americans (NWHIC); 1% of US population (NIAMS)
Scleroderma approx 1 in 906 or 0.11% or 300,000 people in USA 300,000 estimated 300,000 Americans (NWHIC)
Lupus approx 1 in 194 or 0.51% or 1.4 million people in USA 1,400,000 1.4 million people in the United States, 1 in 85 (NWHIC)
Addison's Disease approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA 2,720 1 in 100,000; 13,335 people in the USA 1996 1
Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome N/A N/A No information
Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 1 N/A N/A No information
Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2 N/A N/A No information
Guillain-Barre Syndrome approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA 2,720 about 1 in 100,000 (NWHIC)
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura N/A N/A rare.
Pernicious anemia approx 1 in 680 or 0.15% or 399,454 people in USA 399,454 399,455 people in the USA 1996 1
Myasthenia Gravis approx 1 in 20,000 or 0.00% or 13,600 people in USA 13,599 about 5 per 100,000 to 14 per 100,000 (NWHIC)
Primary biliary cirrhosis approx 1 in 29,462 or 0.00% or 9,231 people in USA 9,231 9,232 people in the USA 1996 1
Mixed connective tissue disease N/A N/A No information
Primary Glomerulonephritis approx 1 in 4,428 or 0.02% or 61,422 people in USA 61,422 61,423 people with Primary Glomerulonephritis in the USA 1996 1
Vitiligo approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA 1,999,999 2 to 5 million people in the USA (1-2% worldwide); 1,059,560 people in the USA 1996 1
Autoimmune uveitis approx 1 in 58,658 or 0.00% or 4,637 people in USA 4,637 4,637 people in the USA 1996 1
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia N/A N/A No information
Celiac Disease approx 1 in 249 or 0.40% or 1.1 million people in USA 1,088,000 1 in 250 Americans estimated rate; actual diagnosis rate is 1 in 4,700 Americans; 1 in 250 in Italy; 1 in 300 in Ireland; 20,000 diagnosed (Reader's Digest Feb 2004)
Dermatitis herpetiformis N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Hepatitis approx 1 in 235,294 or 0.00% or 1,156 people in USA 1,156 1,156 people in the USA 1996 1
Pemphigus N/A N/A No information
Pemphigus Vulgaris N/A N/A No information
Pemphigus Foliaceus N/A N/A No information
Bullous Pemphigoid N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Myocarditis N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Vasculitis N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune eye diseases N/A N/A No information
Alopecia Areata N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Atherosclerosis N/A N/A No information
Behcet's Disease N/A N/A rare in the USA; more common in Middle East, Asia, and Japan.
Autoimmune Myelopathy N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Hemophilia N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Interstitial Cystitis N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Diabetes Insipidus N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Endometriosis N/A N/A No information
Relapsing Polychondritis N/A N/A No information
Ankylosing Spondylitis approx 1 in 775 or 0.13% or 350,879 people in USA 350,879 129 of every 100,000 people in the US (Mayo Clinic)
Autoimmune Urticaria N/A N/A No information
Paraneoplastic Autoimmune Syndromes N/A N/A No information
Dermatomyositis approx 1 in 20,205 or 0.00% or 13,461 people in USA 13,461 13,462 people with polymyositis/dermatomyositis in the USA 1996 1
Miller Fisher Syndrome N/A N/A rare
IgA nephropathy approx 1 in 4,428 or 0.02% or 61,422 people in USA 61,422 61,423 people in the USA 1996 1
Goodpasture syndrome N/A N/A rare.
Psoriasis Susceptibility N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 1 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 2 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 3 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 4 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 5 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 6 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 7 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 8 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 9 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 10 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 11 N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis Susceptibility 12 N/A N/A No information
Temporal arteritis approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA 544,000 200 per 100,000 people over 50.
Gluten allergy N/A N/A No information
Mouth psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis on Mucous Membranes N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis on lower back N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis on Eblows and Knees N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis on trunk and limbs N/A N/A No information
Palmoplantar Psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Ear Psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Facial Psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia N/A N/A No information
Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia N/A N/A No information
Primary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia N/A N/A No information
Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia N/A N/A No information
Secondary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia N/A N/A No information
Primary Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia N/A N/A No information
Type 1 diabetes related Celiac Disease N/A N/A No information
Multiple Sclerosis, Susceptibility To, 1 N/A N/A No information
Multiple Sclerosis, Susceptibility To, 2 N/A N/A No information
Multiple Sclerosis, Susceptibility To, 3 N/A N/A No information
Multiple Sclerosis, Susceptibility To, 4 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 12 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 11 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 10 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 9 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 8 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 7 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 6 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 5 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 4 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 3 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 2 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 1 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Vitiligo, Susceptibility to, 1 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Hemolytic Anemia, Susceptibility to, 1 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Nephritis, Susceptibility to, 1 N/A N/A No information
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Susceptibility to, 13 N/A N/A No information
Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis N/A N/A No information
Generalized Myasthenia Gravis N/A N/A No information
Ocular Myasthenia Gravis N/A N/A No information
Myasthenia Gravis with Thymus Hyperplasia N/A N/A No information
Nail psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Infantile psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Scalp psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Flexural psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Psoriasis arthropathica N/A N/A No information
Eruptive psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Genital psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults N/A N/A No information
Discoid lupus erythematosus N/A N/A No information
Neonatal lupus N/A N/A very rare
Discoid Lupus N/A N/A No information
Chronic Discoid lupus N/A N/A No information
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus N/A N/A No information
Systemic lupus erythematoses N/A N/A No information
Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus N/A N/A No information
Lupus erythematosus tumidus N/A N/A No information
Subcutaneous lupus erythematosus psoariasiform type N/A N/A No information
Lupus nephritis N/A N/A No information
Reactive arthritis N/A N/A No information
Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis N/A N/A No information
Secondary chronic progressive multiple sclerosis N/A N/A No information
Primary progressive multiple sclerosis N/A N/A No information
Autosensitization dermatitis N/A N/A No information
Generalized pustular psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Linear IgA dermatosis N/A N/A No information
Addisonian crisis N/A N/A No information
Guttate psoriasis N/A N/A No information
Balo disease N/A N/A No information
Sprue N/A N/A No information
Tropical sprue N/A N/A No information
Alopecia Totalis N/A N/A No information
Polychondritis N/A N/A No information
Vitiligo in infants N/A N/A No information
Atopic dermatitis N/A N/A No information
Type IV Glycogen Storage Disease N/A N/A No information
Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome 1 N/A N/A No information
Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome 2 N/A N/A No information
Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome 3 N/A N/A No information
Aicardi syndrome N/A N/A rare
Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome 4 N/A N/A No information
Pseudo-torch syndrome N/A N/A No information
Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome N/A N/A No information
Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome 5 N/A N/A No information
CREST syndrome N/A N/A No information
Human adjuvant disease N/A N/A No information
Kawasaki disease N/A N/A No information
Erythema nodosum N/A N/A No information
Rhesus isoimmunisation N/A N/A No information
Hypoparathyroidism, autoimmune N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Hypophysitis N/A N/A No information
Hemolytic anemia, acquired autoimmune N/A N/A No information
Celiac disease, susceptibility to 10 N/A N/A No information
Celiac disease, susceptibility to 12 N/A N/A No information
Celiac disease, susceptibility to 11 N/A N/A No information
Celiac disease, susceptibility to 13 N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune nerve disorders N/A N/A No information
Celiac disease, susceptibility to 9 N/A N/A No information
Celiac disease, susceptibility to 8 N/A N/A No information
IPEX syndrome N/A N/A No information
Polyendocrinopathy, immune dysfunction, and diarrhea, X-linked N/A N/A No information
Enteropathy, autoimmune, with hemolytic anemia and polyendocrinopathy N/A N/A No information
Diarrhea, polyendocrinopathy, fatal infection syndrome, X-linked N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune enteropathy, type 1 N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune enteropathy N/A N/A No information
Immune dysregulation -- polyendocrinopathy -- enteropathy, X linked N/A N/A No information
Diabetes mellitus, congenital insulin-dependent, with fatal secretory diarrhea N/A N/A No information
IgA Pemphigus N/A N/A No information
Pemphigus paraneoplastic N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune peripheral neuropathy N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis N/A N/A No information
Ankylosing spondylarthritis N/A N/A No information
Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome type 3 N/A N/A No information
Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome type 4 N/A N/A No information
Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Sjogren syndrome, primary N/A N/A No information
Sjogren's syndrome, juvenile, secondary to autoimmune disease N/A N/A No information
Sjogren syndrome, secondary N/A N/A No information
Wegener's granulomatosis N/A N/A uncommon
Possible autoimmune diseases N/A N/A No information
Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid N/A N/A No information
Methotrexate-associated lymphoproliferative disorders N/A N/A No information
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy N/A N/A No information
Celiac disease -- epilepsy -- occipital calcifications N/A N/A No information
Chronic autoimmune neutropenia N/A N/A No information
Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta N/A N/A No information
Acute idiopathic polyneuritis N/A N/A No information
Anemia, Hemolytic, Warm Antibody N/A N/A No information
Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia N/A N/A No information
Cold antibody hemolytic anemia N/A N/A No information
Warm-reacting-antibody hemolytic anemia N/A N/A No information
Warm-reacting-antibody haemolytic anemia N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System N/A N/A No information
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis N/A N/A No information
Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune N/A N/A No information
Henoch-Schonlein purpura N/A N/A No information
Arthralgia -- purpura -- weakness syndrome N/A N/A No information
Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome N/A N/A No information
Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis N/A N/A No information
Grave's Disease Associated with Thymus Hyperplasia N/A N/A No information
Gestational pemphigoid N/A N/A No information
Chronic necrotizing vasculitis N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune limbic encephalitis N/A N/A No information
Primary sclerosing cholangitis N/A N/A No information
Stiff-Person Syndrome N/A N/A rare
Goodpasture's syndrome N/A N/A No information
Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome, type 1 N/A N/A No information
Scleroderma, diffuse N/A N/A No information
Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy N/A N/A No information
Churg-Strauss Syndrome N/A N/A No information
APECED Syndrome N/A N/A No information
CAR syndrome N/A N/A No information
Dressler syndrome N/A N/A No information
Postpericardiotomy syndrome N/A N/A No information
REST syndrome N/A N/A No information
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis N/A N/A No information
Bearn-Kunkel syndrome N/A N/A No information
Dianzani autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome N/A N/A No information
Hashimoto's encephalitis N/A N/A No information
Reynolds syndrome N/A N/A No information
Antisynthetase syndrome N/A N/A No information
Pemphigus vulgaris, familial N/A N/A No information
Susac syndrome N/A N/A No information
Lymphomatous thyroiditis N/A N/A No information
Fisher (M.) syndrome N/A N/A No information
Hailey-Hailey disease N/A N/A No information
Dressler (D.)syndrome N/A N/A No information
Whitaker syndrome N/A N/A No information
Pemphigus and fogo selvagem N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Autoimmune diseases

Prevalance of Autoimmune diseases:

8,511,845 people in the USA 1996 1


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 31 or 3.13% or 8.5 million people in USA [about data]


Prevalance of Autoimmune diseases:

As a group, however, autoimmune diseases afflict millions of Americans. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID)

Prevelance statistics about Autoimmune diseases:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Autoimmune diseases:

  • 75% of cases of autoimmune diseases occur in women in the US (The National Women’s Health Centre, 2004)
  • Fourth largest cause of disability among women in the US is autoimmune disease (The National Women’s Health Centre, 2004)

Types of Autoimmune diseases

For more information about types of Autoimmune diseases, refer to our section on types of Autoimmune diseases.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Autoimmune diseases usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Autoimmune diseases at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Autoimmune diseases is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. Rose and Mackay, 1998, The Autoimmune Diseases, Third Edition

 

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