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