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Prevalence and Incidence of Malpuech facial clefting syndrome

Malpuech facial clefting syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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