What is the global prevalence of viral arthritis?

Updated: Nov 12, 2019
  • Author: Rabea Ahmed Khouqeer, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

Viral arthritis is known to occur worldwide, though its exact international incidence and prevalence are unknown,. The rate of HBV infection is higher in Asia (especially China [10% of the population]), the Mideast, and sub-Saharan Africa. HCV infection rates are higher in Africa and Asia.


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