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Prevalence and Incidence of Wilson's Disease

Prevalance of Wilson's Disease:

approximately 1 per 30,000 people suffer from Wilson disease, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Wilson's Disease.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 30,000 or 0.00% or 9,066 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "approximately 1 per 30,000 people suffer from Wilson disease, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Wilson's Disease: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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