Rare lung diseases

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Abstract

In the United States, rare or orphan disease is defined as a condition affecting less than 200, 000 persons, which is approximately 63 per 100, 000 persons. In Europe, a disorder is defined as rare when it affects fewer than 1 in 2000 (fewer than 50 per 100, 000 persons). Because there are more than 6, 000 rare diseases, it is estimated that 8% of the general population are affected by these disorders, many of whom remain undiagnosed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Clinical Pulmonology
PublisherCRC Press
Pages492-503
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781444186475
ISBN (Print)9781498715799
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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