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Prevalence and Incidence of Monosomy 20p

Monosomy 20p: Rare Disease

Monosomy 20p is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Monosomy 20p, or a subtype of Monosomy 20p, 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 20p as a "rare disease". More information about Monosomy 20p is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Monosomy 20p usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Monosomy 20p at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Monosomy 20p refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Monosomy 20p 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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