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Prevalence and Incidence of WAGR Syndrome

WAGR Syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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