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Prevalence and Incidence of Microcephaly with spastic quadriplegia

Microcephaly with spastic quadriplegia: Rare Disease

Microcephaly with spastic quadriplegia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Microcephaly with spastic quadriplegia, or a subtype of Microcephaly with spastic quadriplegia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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