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Arthritis Types

A brief overview of the most common forms of arthritis will be discussed in this section. Whenever possible, the format for each overview will include the following sections: background, prevalence (the number of people affected now), incidence (the number of new people affected in a given time period), mortality, hospitalizations, ambulatory care data (office, hospital outpatient, and emergency department visits), cost (direct and indirect where available), impact on quality of life and unique characteristics (such as transient nature, post infectious, etc.). References and resources for further information are provided at the end of each overview.


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