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Arch Virol Suppl. 1992;4:76-80.

Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in Austria.

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I. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Vienna, Wien, Austria.

Abstract

In 12 of 54 (22%) patients with histologically verified hepatocellular carcinoma, antibodies to hepatitis C virus were found. In patients with hepatocellular carcinoma the frequency of anti-hepatitis C virus positivity was similar whether cirrhosis (6 of 22 patients (27%)) was present or not (2 of 15 (13%)). Out of 54, 23 patients (43%) were negative both for hepatitis B or C markers. Out of 53, 22 (42%) had positive hepatitis B markers, 8 of 22 were HBsAg positive. Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis had a higher percentage of hepatitis B virus markers than patients with cirrhosis without hepatocellular carcinoma. Our of 70 patients with cirrhosis but without hepatocellular carcinoma, 24 (34%) had antibodies to hepatitis C virus. Our data of similar frequencies of antibodies to hepatitis C virus in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma or with liver cirrhosis but without hepatocellular carcinoma indicate that at least in Austrian patients, hepatitis C virus infections are not an important factor for development of hepatocellular carcinoma.

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