Published in Law and Health Weekly, May 13th, 2006
"Occult HBV infection frequently occurs in patients with HBV surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative chronic liver disease, and much evidence suggests that it is a risk factor for HCC development. However, to the authors' knowledge, no follow-up study has been performed to date evaluating HCC occurrence over time in chronic hepatitis patients with or without occult HBV infection," wrote G. Squadrito and colleagues, University of Messina.
"A cohort of the 380...
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