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Prevalence and Incidence of CAMFAK syndrome

CAMFAK syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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