Published in Cancer Weekly, May 4th, 2004
"We prospectively followed 426 children with chronic hepatitis B virus infection. During 6250 person-years, 2 boys developed hepatocellular carcinoma. with an incidence of 32 per 100,000 person-years," researchers in Taiwan report.
"Both had e antigen seroconversion in early childhood and cirrhosis," said W.H. Wen and colleagues, National Taiwan University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics.
"Early e antigen seroconversion and/or cirrhosis may be risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma," they concluded.
Wen and colleagues published...
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