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Prevalence and Incidence of Necrotizing fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis: Rare Disease

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

Incidence (annual) of Necrotizing fasciitis:

600 cases (DBMD) ... see also overview of Necrotizing fasciitis.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 453,333 or 0.00% or 600 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "600 cases (DBMD)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Necrotizing fasciitis:

599 per year, 49 per month, 11 per week, 1 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "600 cases (DBMD)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Necrotizing fasciitis:

600 were necrotizing fasciitis (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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