Prevalence and Incidence of Mevalonic aciduria
Mevalonic aciduria: Rare Disease
Mevalonic aciduria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Mevalonic aciduria, or a subtype of Mevalonic aciduria,
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 Mevalonic aciduria as a "rare disease".
More information about Mevalonic aciduria is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Mevalonic aciduria usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Mevalonic aciduria at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Mevalonic aciduria refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Mevalonic aciduria 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.