MYRON J. TONG, M.D., Ph.D.; SHIH-CHIEN SUN, M.D.; BERTON T. SCHAEFFER, M.D.; NAI-KWEI CHANG, M.D.; KWANG-JUEI LO, M.D.; ROBERT L. PETERS, M.D.
Serums from 55 patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma were examined for the presence of hepatitis-associated antigen (HAA). Forty-four (80%) had the antigen in their serums; alpha fetoglobulins were detected in 32 of 55 serums analyzed (58%). One hundred and thirty-eight of 943 (14.6%) healthy Chinese control subjects with normal serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase activity had HAA in their serums. There was no apparent correlation between the presence of alpha fetoglobulins and HAA positivity in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.
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TONG MJ, SUN S, SCHAEFFER BT, CHANG N, LO K, PETERS RL. Hepatitis-Associated Antigen and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Taiwan. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:687-691. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-5-687
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(5):687-691.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease.
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