Prevalence and Incidence of Burkitt's lymphoma
Burkitt's lymphoma: Rare Disease
Burkitt's lymphoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Burkitt's lymphoma, or a subtype of Burkitt's lymphoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Burkitt's lymphoma as a "rare disease".
More information about Burkitt's lymphoma is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Burkitt's lymphoma usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Burkitt's lymphoma at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Burkitt's lymphoma refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Burkitt's lymphoma 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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