Relative etiological role of prior hepatitis B virus infection and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the development of non-B non-C hepatocellular carcinoma in a hepatitis B-endemic area.

@article{Cho2011RelativeER,
  title={Relative etiological role of prior hepatitis B virus infection and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the development of non-B non-C hepatocellular carcinoma in a hepatitis B-endemic area.},
  author={Eun Ju Cho and Min Sun Kwack and Eun Sun Jang and Su Jong You and Jeong-Hoon Lee and Yoon Jun Kim and Jung-Hwan Yoon and Hyo-suk Lee},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 Suppl 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS We investigated the relative etiological role of prior hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the development of non-B non-C, non-alcohol or specific cause-related hepatocellular carcinoma (NBNC-NA-NS HCC) in an HBV-endemic area of Korea. METHODS A total of 329 patients with NBNC-NA-NS HCC were enrolled in this study. Prior HBV infection was defined as the presence of isolated IgG hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc), and NAFLD… CONTINUE READING

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