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Prevalence and Incidence of Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease: Rare Disease

Kawasaki disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Kawasaki disease, or a subtype of Kawasaki disease, 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 Kawasaki disease as a "rare disease". More information about Kawasaki disease is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Kawasaki disease:

30 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS) ... see also overview of Kawasaki disease.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 271,440 or 0.00% or 1,002 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "30 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Kawasaki disease:

1,002 per year, 83 per month, 19 per week, 2 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "30 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS)" -- see also general information about data sources]

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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