Characteristics of patients with chronic hepatitis C who develop hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Kuske2012CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of patients with chronic hepatitis C who develop hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Lorenz Kuske and Armand Mensen and Beat Muellhaupt and F. de Toro Negro and David Semela and Darius Moradpour and Pierre Jean Mal{\'e} and Markus H Heim and Raffaele Malinverni and Andreas Cerny and Jean-François Dufour},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2012},
  volume={142},
  pages={
          w13651
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent form of primary liver cancer and chronic infection with hepatitis C virus is one of the main risk factors for HCC. This study analyses the characteristics of the patients with chronic hepatitis C participating in the Swiss Hepatitis C Cohort Study who developed HCC. METHODS Analysis of the database of the Swiss Hepatitis C Cohort Study, a multicentre study that is being carried out in eight major Swiss hospitals since the… CONTINUE READING
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