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Prevalence and Incidence of Brachydactyly type A2

Brachydactyly type A2: Rare Disease

Brachydactyly type A2 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Brachydactyly type A2, or a subtype of Brachydactyly type A2, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Brachydactyly type A2 usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Brachydactyly type A2 at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Brachydactyly type A2 refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Brachydactyly type A2 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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