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Prevalence and Incidence of Microcephaly -- mental retardation -- spasticity -- epilepsy

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Microcephaly -- mental retardation -- spasticity -- epilepsy as a "rare disease". More information about Microcephaly -- mental retardation -- spasticity -- epilepsy is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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