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iConcept Journal of Emerging Issues in Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
Title
iConcept Journal of Emerging Issues in Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
Editor
Eugenia Giannopoulou
ISSN
2309-3528
Publisher
iConcept Press

iConcept Journal of Emerging Issues in Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

The relationship between cancer and hepatitis viruses

by Gulfem Ece

Volume: 3 (2014); Issue: 2
Status: Copy Editing and Typesetting

Abstract

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can lead to acute and chronic disease. The virus is transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the public-health issues worldwide. Approximately two billion people are infected with HBV and about 350 million people are chronic carriers globally. About 3% of the world population is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). HBV is endemic in China and other parts of Asia. Most people in this region become infected with the hepatitis B virus during childhood and 8–10% of the adult population is chronically infected. Hepatitis C virus is related with chronic liver disease as well as with lymphoproliferative disorders such as mixed cryoglobulinemia. Chronic infection with hepatitis B and C causes 75-80% of liver cancers diagnosed globally. This chapter is about the potential role of these infectious pathogens in cancer

Author Details

Gulfem Ece
Department of Medical Microbiology, Department of Medical Microbiology

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