The epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with acute intermittent porphyria.

@article{Andersson1996TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with acute intermittent porphyria.},
  author={Charlotte Andersson and Lars Bjersing and F G Lithner},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={240 4},
  pages={195-201}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP). DESIGN A retrospective population-based mortality study. SUBJECTS All inhabitants who died between 1978-1990 (2122) including 33 with AIP, in two municipalities in northern Sweden with a high prevalence of AIP. INTERVENTIONS Death certificates and hospital records were examined. Histological re-examination of paraffin-embedded… CONTINUE READING