A prospective study on the development of hepatocellular carcinoma from liver cirrhosis with persistent hepatitis B virus infection.

@article{Obata1980APS,
  title={A prospective study on the development of hepatocellular carcinoma from liver cirrhosis with persistent hepatitis B virus infection.},
  author={Hiroshi Obata and Norio Hayashi and Yoji Motoike and Tadashi Hisamitsu and Hiroaki Okuda and Susumu Kobayashi and Kusuya Nishioka},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={1980},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={741-7}
}
We made a prospective study on the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with liver cirrhosis with hepatitis B virus infection from April, 1973 to December, 1977. Seven out of 30 patients (23%) with hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive cirrhosis developed HCC. On the other hand, only 5.9% of the patients with HBsAg-negative liver cirrhosis developed HCC. These patients were classified into three groups according to their anti-HB core (anti-HBc) titers. When the anti… CONTINUE READING

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