Prevalence and Incidence of Mastocytosis


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

Prevalance of Mastocytosis: rare
Prevalance of Mastocytosis: mastocytosis generally has been considered to be an "orphan disease." (Orphan diseases affect 200,000 or fewer people in the United States.)1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Mastocytosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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