Chumnguh thleum: Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer among the Khmer Diaspora


Burke NJ, Do HH, Talbot J, et al. Chumnguh thleum: understanding liver illness and hepatitis B among Cambodian immigrants. J Community Health. 2011 Feb;36(1):27-34. PubMed PMID: 20496000; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3020312.
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Noting that Cambodian immigrants are over 25 times more likely to have evidence of chronic hepatitis B infection than the general US population and over ten times more likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and University of Washington, Seattle, undertook group interviews with Cambodian Americans about sociocultural influences on understanding about hepatitis B transmission, disease course, and prevention and treatment informed by theories underlying Khmer medicine, by biomedicine, and by migration experiences.