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Prevalence and Incidence of Malouf syndrome

Malouf syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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