BURTON D. TEPFER, M.D.
To the editor: In the March 1971 issue Denison, Peters, and Reynolds reported on a family with hepatoma, one member of which had a hepatitis-associated antigen (HAA) present. I should like to report another (third) brother of those previously described, who also died of hepatoma at age 33 and who also was found to have a positive HAA.
D.B. a 33-year-old black man, was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital on 18 May 1970 complaining of right flank pain of 3 months' duration, with weight loss, increasing abdominal girth, and loss of taste for cigarettes. The patient denied jaundice, dark
TEPFER BD. Hepatoma and HAA. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:145–146. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-1-145_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(1):145-146.
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