NAFLD may be a common underlying liver disease in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States.

@article{Marrero2002NAFLDMB,
  title={NAFLD may be a common underlying liver disease in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States.},
  author={J. A. Fermin Marrero and Robert J Fontana and Grace L. Su and Hari S. Conjeevaram and Dawn M. Emick and A S Lok},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={1349-54}
}
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the United States is increasing, but the clinical characteristics of American patients with HCC have not been well described. The aims of this study were to determine the etiology of liver disease and short-term outcome among HCC patients presenting to a single center in the United States. One hundred five consecutive patients with HCC were studied; mean age was 59 years, 67% were men, and 76% were non-Hispanic white. The most common etiology… CONTINUE READING
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