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Prevalence and Incidence of Tropical Spastic Paraparesis

Tropical Spastic Paraparesis: Rare Disease

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

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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