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Prevalence and Incidence of Benign familial infantile epilepsy

Benign familial infantile epilepsy: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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