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Impact of hepatitis C virus infection on the aetiology of cirrhosis and hepatocarcinoma in three affiliated hospitals in southern Belgium.
Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
In a consecutive series of 411 patients with cirrhosis attending the outpatient liver clinics of 3 general hospitals located in the southern part of Belgium, hepatitis C virus infection accounted for 20% of the cases, far behind alcohol (63%). However, in a consecutive series of 57 hepatocarcinoma superimposed on cirrhosis, hepatitis C virus infection was the main aetiological factor accounting for 44% of the cases.
Adolescent, Adult, Age Distribution, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Belgium/epidemiology, Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/epidemiology, Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/etiology, Cohort Studies, Comorbidity, Female, Hepatitis C/complications, Hepatitis C/epidemiology, Hospitals, Humans, Incidence, Liver Cirrhosis/epidemiology, Liver Cirrhosis/etiology, Liver Neoplasms/epidemiology, Liver Neoplasms/etiology, Male, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, Multicenter Studies as Topic, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Rural Population, Sex Distribution
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