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Prevalence and Incidence of Mitochondrial diseases

Prevalance of types of Mitochondrial diseases:

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

  • Kearns-Sayre Syndrome: rare
  • Friedreich ataxia: estimated 1 per 40,000 people are affected by Friedreich ataxia, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Beta ketothiolase deficiency: 50 - 60 cases of beta-ketothiolase deficiency have been reported worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website
  • $2-methylglutaconic aciduria type 3$: 1 per 10,000 newborns from Iraqi Jewish populations suffer from 2-methylglutaconic aciduria type 3, Genetics Home Reference website
  • $3-methylglutaconic aciduria, type 1$: less than 20 cases of 2-methylglutaconic aciduria type 1 have been reported, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Barth Syndrome: 1 per 200,000 male infants suffer from 2-methylglutaconic aciduria type 2, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Pyruvate carboxylase deficiency: estimated 1 per 250,000 births are affected by pyruvate carboxylase deficiency, Genetics Home Reference website
  • more types of Mitochondrial diseases...»

Mitochondrial diseases: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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