Prevalence and Incidence of Rhabdoid tumor
Rhabdoid tumor: Rare Disease
Rhabdoid tumor is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Rhabdoid tumor, or a subtype of Rhabdoid tumor,
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 Rhabdoid tumor as a "rare disease".
More information about Rhabdoid tumor is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Rhabdoid tumor usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Rhabdoid tumor at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Rhabdoid tumor refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Rhabdoid tumor 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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