CASE REPORT: Normalization of Markedly Elevated α-Fetoprotein in a Virologic Nonresponder with HCV-Related Cirrhosis

@article{Stein2004CASERN,
  title={CASE REPORT: Normalization of Markedly Elevated α-Fetoprotein in a Virologic Nonresponder with HCV-Related Cirrhosis},
  author={David F. Stein and Malay Myaing},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={47},
  pages={2686-2690}
}
Chronic HCV infection is an independent risk factor for HCC (1–3). The diagnosis of HCC is generally made when a patient with a mass lesion in a cirrhotic liver presents with an -fetoprotoin (AFP) level that is markedly elevated. Elevated levels of AFP, however, are not specific for HCC and can be seen in nonseminomatous germ cell tumor, hepatic metastasis, chronic HCV without HCC (4), and nodular liver cell dysplasia (5). Because levels of AFP 400 ng/ml are less likely to be seen in benign… CONTINUE READING