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Prevalence and Incidence of White sponge nevus of Cannon

White sponge nevus of Cannon: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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