Usefulness of determining a protein induced by vitamin K absence in detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.

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OBJECTIVE Protein induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist II (PIVKA II), also called des-gamma carboxy prothrombin (DCP), is a sensitive marker for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in Japan and the United States since the sensitive kits were available (1998). PIVKA II is not used in clinical diagnosis in China so far. The aim of this… (More)

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@article{Cui2002UsefulnessOD, title={Usefulness of determining a protein induced by vitamin K absence in detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.}, author={Rutao Cui and Baoen Wang and Hui Ding and Hong Shen and Yimei Li and Xiaohong Chen}, journal={Chinese medical journal}, year={2002}, volume={115 1}, pages={42-5} }