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Prevalence and Incidence of Argininosuccinic aciduria

Argininosuccinic aciduria: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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