Prevalence and Incidence of MURCS Association
MURCS Association: Rare Disease
MURCS Association is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that MURCS Association, or a subtype of MURCS Association,
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 MURCS Association as a "rare disease".
More information about MURCS Association is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of MURCS Association usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing MURCS Association at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of MURCS Association refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of MURCS Association 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.