|Terms & Properties|
Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0678236
NCI Thesaurus Code: C4873 (see NCI Thesaurus info)
Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome
NCIt Definition: A disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States.
A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. There are nearly 7,000 rare diseases. More than 25 million Americans have one.
It can be hard to find a specialist who knows how to treat your rare disease. Disease advocacy groups, rare disease organizations, and genetics clinics may help you to find one.
NIH: National Institutes of Health
MSH Definition: A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.
Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
|Rare Diseases [Disease/Finding]|
External Source Codes:
|NCI Thesaurus Code||C4873 (see NCI Thesaurus info)|
|AN||coord with specific disease; index only when discussed as rare disease||MSH|
|AQL||BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI||MSH|
|Design_Note||There are more than 5,000 rare disorders that, taken together, affect approximately 20 million Americans. One in every 12 individuals in this country has received a diagnosis of a rare disease.||NCI|
|MESH_DEFINITION||A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.||NDFRT|
|MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL||NIH Office of Rare Diseases http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/||MEDLINEPLUS|
Additional Concept Data: (none)