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Prevalence and Incidence of Amyloid Neuropathies

Amyloid Neuropathies: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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