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Prevalence and Incidence of Waaler Aarskog syndrome

Waaler Aarskog syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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