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Prevalence and Incidence of Radiation-Induced Brachial Plexopathy

Radiation-Induced Brachial Plexopathy: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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