Prevalence and Incidence of Progeria
Prevalance of Progeria:
over 100 cases of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome have been reported worldwide since 1886, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Progeria.
Progeria: Rare Disease
Progeria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Progeria, or a subtype of Progeria,
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 Progeria as a "rare disease".
More information about Progeria is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Progeria usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Progeria at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Progeria refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Progeria 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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