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Prevalence and Incidence of McKusick type metaphyseal chondrodysplasia

McKusick type metaphyseal chondrodysplasia: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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