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Hepatitis B and C & Risk of Liver Cancer

Open Forum Infect Dis; ePub 2018 Jun 16; Moore, et al

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and HIV represent substantial risk to survival for both hepatitis C virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected individuals, while those infected with HCV have higher odds of HCC diagnosis. This according to a recent study that identified all individuals reported with HBV or HBC in New York City from 2001-2012 and measured their risk of developing HCC and their risk of death by HCC and HIV status. Among the details:

  • 120,952 and 127,933 individuals were diagnosed with HBV or HCV, respectively.
  • HCV-infected individuals had 17% higher odds of HCC diagnosis than those infected with HBV and 3.2 times higher odds of HIV coinfection.
  • Those with HCV were twice as likely to die during the study period (adjusted HR: 2.04).
  • The risk of death increased for those with HIV or HCC and was highest for those with both conditions.

Citation:

Moore MS, Bocour A, Tran OC, et al. Effect of hepatocellular carcinoma on mortality among individuals with hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection in New York City, 2001-2012. [Published online ahead of print June 16, 2018]. Open Forum Infect Dis. doi:10.1093/ofid/ofy144.

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