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Prevalence and Incidence of Gracile bone dysplasia

Gracile bone dysplasia: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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