Hepatitis C virus antibodies in southern African blacks with hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Kew1990HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus antibodies in southern African blacks with hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Michael Charles Kew and Michael Houghton and Q L Choo and G F Kuo},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1990},
  volume={335 8694},
  pages={873-4}
}
380 southern African blacks with hepatocellular carcinoma and 152 controls were studied. Antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV) were found in 110 patients and 1 control. 184 patients had evidence of current infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 122 had had infection with this virus in the past. Only 47 patients had no markers of HCV or HBV infection. Among patients positive for HCV, there was a higher proportion of women and urban dwellers, and the average age was higher. In southern Africa… CONTINUE READING

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