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5 Prevalence

The prevalence of adult Refsum's disease is probably very low. In the literature, no estimates of its prevalence have been reported. The incidence based on UK and European data is about 1 in 1,000,000. The fact that most individuals described in the literature have been identified in the United Kingdom and Norway, where the awareness of adult Refsum's disease is high, suggests that the true prevalence of adult Refsum's disease may be much higher than currently reported.

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