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Prevalence and Incidence of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

Prevalance of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome:

over 60 cases of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome have been reported, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome.

Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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