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Prevalence and Incidence of Mastocytosis

Prevalance of Mastocytosis:

rare ... see also overview of Mastocytosis.

Prevalance of types of Mastocytosis:

For details see prevalence of types of Mastocytosis analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Mastocytosis: Rare Disease

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

Prevalance of Mastocytosis:

mastocytosis generally has been considered to be an "orphan disease." (Orphan diseases affect 200,000 or fewer people in the United States.) (Source: excerpt from Mastocytosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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