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Prevalence and Incidence of Sea-Blue histiocytosis

Sea-Blue histiocytosis: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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