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Statistics about Necrotizing fasciitis

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Necrotizing fasciitis:

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Incidence (annual) of Necrotizing fasciitis: 600 cases (DBMD)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 453,333 or 0.00% or 600 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 600 cases (DBMD)

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

Necrotizing fasciitis: Rare Disease Status

Necrotizing fasciitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Mortality rate for Necrotizing fasciitis

About 20% of patients with necrotizing fasciitis and more than half with STSS die. About 10%-15% of patients with other forms of invasive group A streptococcal disease die. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease General: DBMD)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Necrotizing fasciitis. 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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