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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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PRIETO ORTIZ, John Edison  and  RESTREPO GUTIERREZ, Juan Carlos. Epidemiology and risk factors. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2013, vol.28, suppl.1, pp.7-11. ISSN 0120-9957.

The geographical distribution of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) depends on the incidence and prevalence of related etiological agents in different places. This has led to the creation of a map upon which the characteristics of these causal entities can often be matched. The most important are hepatitis B, hepatitis C and even alcohol in some regions. The statistics are also reported in terms of race, age and sex and are heavily relied upon in these cases as well. In some cases the data may be similar which is well worth remembering

Keywords : Risk factors; Hepatitis B virus; Hepatitis C virus; Protective factors.

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