Different viral aetiology of hepatocellular carcinoma between two hepatitis B and C endemic townships in Taiwan.

@article{Lu1997DifferentVA,
  title={Different viral aetiology of hepatocellular carcinoma between two hepatitis B and C endemic townships in Taiwan.},
  author={Sheng-Nan Lu and Pholeng Chue and Hung-Chun Chen and M H Wu and Isabel L Chen and J. F. Huang and Jian hua Wang and C Z Peng and Chun Hat Shih and Shao-li You and Chenguang Lu and C. J. Chen and W. Y. Chang},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 7},
  pages={547-50}
}
In Taiwan, we found two hepatitis B virus (HBV)- and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-endemic townships, Paisha and Tzukuan, with an anti-HCV prevalence of 19 and 37% in men, and 26 and 38% in women, respectively. The hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive rates were 25 and 18%, for men and women in Paisha, and 25 and 22% in Tzukuan, respectively. According to the national death certification database (1982 to 1991), the annual age-adjusted mortality rates per 100,000 population for liver cancer… CONTINUE READING
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