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Prevalence and Incidence of Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia: Rare Disease

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

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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