Positive Association Between Hepatitis C Infection and Oral Cavity Cancer: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study in Taiwan

@inproceedings{Su2012PositiveAB,
  title={Positive Association Between Hepatitis C Infection and Oral Cavity Cancer: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study in Taiwan},
  author={Fu-Hsiung Su and Shih-Ni Chang and Pei-Chun Chen and Fung-Chang Sung and Shiang-Fu Huang and H H Chiou and Chien-Tien Su and Cheng-Chieh Lin and Chih-Ching Yeh},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVES The association between viral hepatitis (B and C) and oral cavity cancer has been widely debated. This nationwide, population-based cohort study assessed the subsequent risk of oral cavity cancer among patients with chronic viral hepatitis infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were retrieved from insurance claims data of 1,000,000 randomly sampled individuals covered under the Taiwan National Health Insurance system. We identified a total of 21,199 adults with chronic viral… CONTINUE READING

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