Prevalence and Incidence of German syndrome
German syndrome: Rare Disease
German syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that German syndrome, or a subtype of German syndrome,
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 German syndrome as a "rare disease".
More information about German syndrome is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of German syndrome usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing German syndrome at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of German syndrome refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of German syndrome 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.