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Prevalence and Incidence of Monosomy 12p13

Monosomy 12p13: Rare Disease

Monosomy 12p13 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Monosomy 12p13, or a subtype of Monosomy 12p13, 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 Monosomy 12p13 as a "rare disease". More information about Monosomy 12p13 is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Monosomy 12p13 usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Monosomy 12p13 at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Monosomy 12p13 refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Monosomy 12p13 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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