Epidemiological Pattern of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C as Etiological Agents for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Iran and Worldwide

@inproceedings{Zidan2012EpidemiologicalPO,
  title={Epidemiological Pattern of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C as Etiological Agents for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Iran and Worldwide},
  author={Ahmed Zidan and H. Scheuerlein and Silke Schuele and Utz Settmacher and Falk Rauchfu{\ss}},
  booktitle={Hepatitis monthly},
  year={2012}
}
CONTEXT Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections constitute a major global health problem. About 60,000 and 350,000 deaths occur as the results of HBV and HCV infections, respectively. Chronic hepatitis B and C infections are leading causes of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) which are considered as the third cancer-associated cause of deaths worldwide. Iran suffers from the same problem but to a lesser extent as it is considered as a low endemic area for HBV… CONTINUE READING

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