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Does aspergillus flavus increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma?

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Dr. Myron Schwartz
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: It produces a toxin

Aspergillus flavian produces aflatoxin, which is well-known to contribute to the development of liver cancer.
The toxin is produced when grains or nuts contaminated with the fungus are stored improperly in moist conditions for a long time. Aflatoxin works together with hepatitis b in china and africa to raise the rate of liver cancer. It is not generally considered an important issue in the us.

In brief: It produces a toxin

Aspergillus flavian produces aflatoxin, which is well-known to contribute to the development of liver cancer.
The toxin is produced when grains or nuts contaminated with the fungus are stored improperly in moist conditions for a long time. Aflatoxin works together with hepatitis b in china and africa to raise the rate of liver cancer. It is not generally considered an important issue in the us.
Dr. Myron Schwartz
Dr. Myron Schwartz
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Afla toxin

Aspergilus infection of grains leads to development of a toxin, afla toxin, in the grains.
Afla toxin is a known liver cancer causing agent.

In brief: Afla toxin

Aspergilus infection of grains leads to development of a toxin, afla toxin, in the grains.
Afla toxin is a known liver cancer causing agent.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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