Prevalence and Incidence of Acrodysostosis
Acrodysostosis: Rare Disease
Acrodysostosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Acrodysostosis, or a subtype of Acrodysostosis,
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 Acrodysostosis as a "rare disease".
More information about Acrodysostosis is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Acrodysostosis usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Acrodysostosis at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Acrodysostosis refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Acrodysostosis 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.