Hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B surface antigen carriers in eight institutions.

@article{Lohiya1988HepatocellularCI,
  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B surface antigen carriers in eight institutions.},
  author={G S Lohiya and H C Pirkle and Henry Nguyen and Sonia Lohiya and T. Vuu},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={148 4},
  pages={426-9}
}
We reviewed records of all persons dying between 1979 and 1986 in eight California institutions for the mentally retarded. Autopsies had been done in 71% of the 1,181 deaths. Nine deaths were due to hepatocellular carcinoma, which invariably developed in carriers of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and was fatal within four months of diagnosis. The mean age at death was 32.7 years. The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in HBsAg carriers was 140 times greater than in the US population… CONTINUE READING