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Prevalence and Incidence of Neonatal hemochromatosis

Neonatal hemochromatosis: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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