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Prevalence and Incidence of VACTERL association with hydrocephaly, X-linked

VACTERL association with hydrocephaly, X-linked: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of VACTERL association with hydrocephaly, X-linked usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing VACTERL association with hydrocephaly, X-linked at any given time. The term 'incidence' of VACTERL association with hydrocephaly, X-linked refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of VACTERL association with hydrocephaly, X-linked 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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