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Top 10 rare hematological diseases

Measured by: prevalence

DiseaseEst US PrevalenceInheritanceAge of onset
Diffuse B-cell lymphoma141,900 (annual incidence 18,000)
Follicular lymphoma122,100 (annual incidence 8,900)
Essential thrombocythemia71,000-90,000
Polycythemia vera65,000-81,000
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

Buerger disease41,500-66,000
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia30,000-60,000
Hemophilia A22,100-33,000
AL Amyloidosis14,000-19,000
Von Willebrand disease (Symptomatic)7,600-37,300