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Statistics about Maple syrup urine disease

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Maple syrup urine disease:

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Prevalance of Maple syrup urine disease: estimated 1 per 385 infants suffer from maple syrup urine disease in the Old Order Mennonite population, Genetics Home Reference website

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 384 or 0.26% or 706,493 people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Maple syrup urine disease: The Mennonite community of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is particularly afflicted by MSUD, with over 1 of 176 individuals affected. This is due to a high carrier rate of a mutation in the E1alpha-subunit of the BCKDH complex. By contrast, the disease is rare in the general population. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Maple syrup urine disease: Rare Disease Status

Maple syrup urine disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Maple syrup urine disease: Rare Disease Status

Maple syrup urine disease is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Maple syrup urine disease. The term 'prevalence' of Maple syrup urine disease usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Maple syrup urine disease at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Maple syrup urine disease refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Maple syrup urine 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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