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Prevalence and Incidence of Alveolar capillary dysplasia

Alveolar capillary dysplasia: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Alveolar capillary dysplasia usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Alveolar capillary dysplasia at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Alveolar capillary dysplasia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Alveolar capillary dysplasia 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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