What is the prevalence of glomerulonephritis among patients with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The prevalence rate of glomerulonephritis among patients with chronic hepatitis B is not well known, although observations have been made in children that suggest a range of 11-56.2%. However, such a high prevalence is not recognized in the United States; this may be because of the differences in epidemiology of HBV, which may be predominantly perinatal in other geographic areas of the world (see Epidemiology).


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