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