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Prevalence and Incidence of Megalocornea mental retardation syndrome

Megalocornea mental retardation syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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

 

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