Mortality rates fom liver cancer among Koreans living in Osaka are 2-3 times higher than those among Japanese.
Our previous study revealed that chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and excessive alcohol drinking are two major risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among Koreans in Osaka, although more than 70% of the HCC cases were negative for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).
Using a recently developed immunoassay for detecting serum hepatitis C virus antibody (HCV-Ab), the role of HCV infection was evaluated in a case-control study.
The case group consisted of 90 Korean patients who were admitted to Kyowa Hospital in Osaka, and were newly diagnosed as HCC during the period from January 1989 to December 1992.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatome, Epithélioma, Foie, Hépatite virale C, Virose, Infection, Tabagisme, Alcoolisme, Facteur risque, Coréen, Japon, Asie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Tumeur maligne, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Liver cell carcinoma, Carcinoma, Liver, Viral hepatitis C, Viral disease, Infection, Tobacco smoking, Alcoholism, Risk factor, Korean, Japan, Asia, Epidemiology, Human, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease, Malignant tumor, Case control study
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Cote : 94-0634708
Code Inist : 002B13C01. Création : 09/06/1995.