Establishing the link between hepatitis B virus infection and colorectal adenoma.

@article{Patel2015EstablishingTL,
  title={Establishing the link between hepatitis B virus infection and colorectal adenoma.},
  author={Brijesh B. Patel and Seth Lipka and Huafeng Shen and Ashley H. Davis-Yadley and Prakash Viswanathan},
  journal={Journal of gastrointestinal oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={492-7}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection has been associated with malignancy, most notably hepatocellular carcinoma. Previous research has shown that hepatitis C is associated with increased colorectal adenomas and neoplasia. Currently, there are no studies on the association of CHB and colorectal adenomas. We aimed to identify a possible link between CHB and colorectal adenoma. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on 588 consecutive patients undergoing screening or… CONTINUE READING