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Prevalence and Incidence of Tarsal carpal coalition syndrome

Tarsal carpal coalition syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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