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Prevalence of Amyloidosis in Korea

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Prevalence of Amyloidosis in Korea

Su Ra Seo et al. Orphanet J Rare Dis.

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to assess in amyloidosis prevalence in Korea between 2006 and 2015.

Methods: Primary diagnoses related to amyloidosis, regardless of subtype, were collected from the Korean National Health Insurance Service from 2006 through 2015.

Results: Overall, the age-standardized prevalence of amyloidosis was 0.93 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.81, 1.04) persons per 100,000 persons in 2006 and 1.91 (95% CI 1.78, 2.05) persons per 100,000 persons in 2015. This included an increase from 0.43 (95% CI 0.35, 0.51) to 1.04 (95% CI 0.94, 1.14) persons per 100,000 persons in men and from 0.49 (95% CI 0.40, 0.57) to 0.87 (95% CI 0.77, 0.96) persons per 100,000 persons in women. In particular, the age-standardized prevalence of amyloidosis showed a greater increase in patients aged 65 years or older and in patients aged 45-64 years than in patients aged 20-44 years, for both men and women.

Conclusions: The overall age-standardized prevalence of amyloidosis was approximately 2 persons per 100,000 persons in 2015. The overall age-standardized prevalence of amyloidosis increased between 2006 and 2015, especially in individuals aged 45-64 and older than 65 years.

Keywords: Amyloidosis; Korea; Prevalence.

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Evaluation of the study protocol was exempted by the Institutional Review Board of Samsung Medical Center (IRB No. 2017-02-032).

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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