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Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology:
Brief Case Reports

Co-occurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Lymphoma in Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Cirrhosis

Shapira, Michael Y. M.D.; Muszkat, Mordechai M.D.; Braunstein, Isabella M.D.; Gotsman, Israel M.D.

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Abstract

The association of hepatitis C virus (HCV) with neoplasia is not completely understood. Hepatitis C virus is hepatolymphotrophic. It is considered an inducing factor of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is associated with various types of lymphomas. We describe a patient with HCV cirrhosis who developed gastric lymphoma and HCC, and we review the current data and theories about the oncogenesis of HCV.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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