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Prevalence and Incidence of Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts

Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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