Hepatocellular carcinoma in African Blacks: Recent progress in etiology and pathogenesis.

  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma in African Blacks: Recent progress in etiology and pathogenesis.},
  author={Michael Charles Kew},
  journal={World journal of hepatology},
  volume={2 2},
Occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was shown to be present in 75% of Black Africans with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in whom the tumor was hitherto not thought to be caused by chronic HBV infection. The association between chronic HBV infection and the development of the tumor is thus even closer than was originally thought. HBV viral load was found to be significantly higher in patients with HCC than in Black African controls. As in other populations, HBV e antigen-positive patients… CONTINUE READING


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