Basic Summary for Unexplained Illness


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Main name of condition: Unexplained Illness
Other names or spellings: Unexplained Deaths


What is Unexplained Illness?
  Brief description of Unexplained Illness: Any condition or death of unknown cause and hence undiagnosed.
How many people get Unexplained Illness?
  Incidence (annual) of Unexplained Illness: At least 0.5 cases per 100,000 (DBMD)
  Incidence Rate of Unexplained Illness: approx 1 in 200,000 or 0.00% or 1,360 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Unexplained Illness: At least 0.5 cases per 100,000 persons 1-49 years of age.1
How serious is Unexplained Illness?
  Prognosis of Unexplained Illness: Overall, 32% of cases are fatal; of these, 73% had autopsies.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Unexplained Deaths & Critical Illnesses: DBMD

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