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Prevalence and Incidence of Krabbe leukodystrophy

Prevalance of Krabbe leukodystrophy:

1 per 100,000 people are affected by Krabbe disease in the US, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Krabbe leukodystrophy.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1 per 100,000 people are affected by Krabbe disease in the US, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Krabbe leukodystrophy: Rare Disease

Krabbe leukodystrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Krabbe leukodystrophy, or a subtype of Krabbe leukodystrophy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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