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Prevalence and Incidence of Wieacker syndrome

Wieacker syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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