Hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma

Benjamin H. Leach, Jonathan M. Schwartz

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The risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is greatly increased in patients with cirrhosis resulting from chronic hepatitis C infection. Diagnosis and treatment of HCC remain difficult and mortality is high. Surveillance of individuals who are at risk is recommended, and the risk of HCC can likely be reduced by treating the underlying hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Hepatitis Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Virology


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