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Prevalence and Incidence of Akesson syndrome

Akesson syndrome: Rare Disease

Akesson syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Akesson syndrome, or a subtype of Akesson syndrome, 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 Akesson syndrome as a "rare disease". More information about Akesson syndrome is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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