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Prevalence and Incidence of Blue rubber bleb nevus

Blue rubber bleb nevus: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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