HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA AND HEPATITIS B VIRUS A Prospective Study of 22 707 Men in Taiwan

@article{Beasley1981HEPATOCELLULARCA,
  title={HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA AND HEPATITIS B VIRUS A Prospective Study of 22 707 Men in Taiwan},
  author={R. Beasley and Chia-Chin Lin and L. Hwang and Chia‐Siang Chien},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1981},
  volume={318},
  pages={1129-1133}
}
Abstract A prospective general population study of 22 707 Chinese men in Taiwan has shown that the incidence of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (PHC) among carriers of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is much higher than among non-carriers (1158/100 000 vs 5/100 000 during 75 000 man-years of follow-up). The relative risk is 223. PHC and cirrhosis accounted for 54·3% of the 105 deaths among HBsAg carriers but accounted for only 1·5% of the 202 deaths among non-carriers. These findings… Expand

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