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Br J Cancer. 2007 Apr 10;96(7):1127-34.

Worldwide variation in the relative importance of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses in hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review.

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Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan.

Abstract

We combined information published worldwide on the seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) and antibodies against hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in 27 881 hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) from 90 studies. A predominance of HBsAg was found in HCCs from most Asian, African and Latin American countries, but anti-HCV predominated in Japan, Pakistan, Mongolia and Egypt. Anti-HCV was found more often than HBsAg in Europe and the United States.

PMID:
17406349
PMCID:
PMC2360117
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6603649
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