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Prevalence and Incidence of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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