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Prevalence and Incidence of Wrinkly skin syndrome

Wrinkly skin syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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