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Prevalence and Incidence of Reticuloendotheliosis

Reticuloendotheliosis: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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