Hepatitis B virus and primary hepatocellular carcinoma: family studies in Korea.


Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is closely associated with the etio-pathogenesis of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (PHC). It has been proposed that infection with HBV early in life, frequently transmitted by an HBV-carrier mother, leads to persistent infection with HBV, which in turn is associated with the development of chronic active… (More)


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