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Description:This female Cambodian patient presented with a distended abdomen due to a hepatoma resulting from chronic hepatitis B infection.
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with a hepatitis-B infection is 12-300 times greater. The HBV DNA is incorporated into the hepatocytic DNA during the disease pathogenic process.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Patricia Walker, M.D., Regions Hospital, MN
Creation Date:1995
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