Rare forms of interstitial lung disease

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There has been an increasing recognition that rare diseases represent a substantial global health burden. 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 (1, 2). In Europe, a disorder is defined as rare when it affects less than 1 in 2, 000 (approximately 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 rare disorders, and many of them remain undiagnosed (1, 2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Handbook of Interstitial Lung Disease
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781498768269
ISBN (Print)9781498768252
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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