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Prevalence and Incidence of Genetic reflex epilepsy

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Genetic reflex epilepsy as a "rare disease". More information about Genetic reflex epilepsy is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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