Rare lung diseases

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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
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781444186475
ISBN (Print)9781498715799
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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