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Prevalence and Incidence of Fibrosis of extraocular muscles, congenital (FEOM)

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Fibrosis of extraocular muscles, congenital (FEOM) as a "rare disease". More information about Fibrosis of extraocular muscles, congenital (FEOM) is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Fibrosis of extraocular muscles, congenital (FEOM) usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Fibrosis of extraocular muscles, congenital (FEOM) at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Fibrosis of extraocular muscles, congenital (FEOM) refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Fibrosis of extraocular muscles, congenital (FEOM) 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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