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Cancer. 1984 Oct 1;54(7):1360-3.

Maternal transmission of hepatocellular carcinoma.


A family in which four members have died of hepatocellular carcinoma is presented. Hepatitis B surface antigen was present in both cases in which it was sought and also present in nine of ten surviving siblings in the second generation. Maternal transmission of hepatitis B surface antigen and susceptibility to hepatocellular carcinoma is postulated.

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