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World J Gastroenterol. May 28, 2014; 20(20): 5951-5961
Published online May 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i20.5951
Table 1 Selection of studies reporting the association between occult hepatitis B virus infection and hepatocellular carcinoma
Ref.Geographic areaAetiology
Shafritz et al[65]South AfricaUnknown
Brechot et al[103]FranceUnknown
Paterlini et al[104]South Africa, Italy, France and JapanUnknown
Sheu et al[66]TaiwanHCV/cryptogenic
Paterlini et al[68]FranceHCV/cryptogenic
Yu et al[70]United StatesHCV/cryptogenic
Koike et al[72]JapanHCV
Kubo et al[73]JapanHCV
Huo et al[71]TaiwanHCV/cryptogenic
Pollicino et al[52]ItalyHCV/cryptogenic
Yotsuyanagi et al[75]JapanAlcoholic
Donato et al[76]ItalyHCV/alcoholic
Squadrito et al[105]ItalyHCV
Ikeda et al[106]JapanHCV
Miura et al[107]JapanHCV
Obika et al[108]JapanHCV
Shetty et al[79]United StatesHCV
Matsuoka et al[109]JapanHCV
Kew et al[110]South AfricaUnknown
Ikeda et al[111]JapanAlcoholic/cryptogenic
Chen et al[112]TaiwanCryptogenic
Tamori et al[113]JapanHCV
Wong et al[50]ChinaCryptogenic
Kondo et al[114]JapanCryptogenic
Pollicino et al[100]ItalyHaemochromatosis
Squadrito et al[22]ItalyHCV
Shi et al[86]Meta-analysis