Hepatitis Virus Infection and Hodgkin's Lymphoma: A Review of the Literature

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avatar Viroj Wiwanitkit 1 , *

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, [email protected], Thailand

how to cite: Wiwanitkit V. Hepatitis Virus Infection and Hodgkin's Lymphoma: A Review of the Literature. Hepat Mon.7(4): 229-231.

Abstract

Hepatitis virus infection is an increasing problem, with millions of people all over the world being infected. It is accepted as a significant public health problem with several life altering complications, especially hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatitis viruses especially for hepatitis C and hepatitis G have been mentioned as a risk factor for development of Hodgkin's lymphoma. In this work, the author summarized the evidence on the correlation between Hodgkin's lymphoma and hepatitis virus infection focusing on hepatitis C and hepatitis G. Conclusively, hepatitis C and hepatitis G virus can contribute high risk for development of Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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