Prevalence and Incidence of Fumaric aciduria
Fumaric aciduria: Rare Disease
Fumaric aciduria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Fumaric aciduria, or a subtype of Fumaric aciduria,
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 Fumaric aciduria as a "rare disease".
More information about Fumaric aciduria is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Fumaric aciduria usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Fumaric aciduria at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Fumaric aciduria refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Fumaric aciduria 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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