What is the prevalence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among patients with hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The prevalence of HCC among patients with HBV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is higher than in those with a single infection. The rate of development of HCC per 100 person years of follow-up is 2% in patients with cirrhosis and HBV infection, 3.7% in patients with HCV infection, and 6.4% in patients with dual HBV and HCV infection. These findings point to a probable synergistic effect on the risk of HCC.


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