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Prevalence and Incidence of Nocardiosis

Nocardiosis: Rare Disease

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

Incidence (annual) of Nocardiosis:

estimated 500-1,000 annual cases in USA (DBMD) ... see also overview of Nocardiosis.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 544,000 or 0.00% or 500 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 500-1,000 annual cases in USA (DBMD)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Nocardiosis:

500 per year, 41 per month, 9 per week, 1 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "estimated 500-1,000 annual cases in USA (DBMD)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Nocardiosis:

In the United States, an estimated 500-1,000 new cases of Nocardia infection occur annually. An estimated 10%-15% of these patients also have HIV infection. (Source: excerpt from Nocardiosis: DBMD)

More Statistics about Nocardiosis:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Nocardiosis

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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