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Prevalence and Incidence of Mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis

Mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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