High alfa fetoprotein is seen in
|B||Yolk cell tumour|
|C||Primary biliary cirrhosis|
|D||All the above|
a. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a glycoprotein normally produced by a developing fetus. AFP levels decrease soon after birth to around 10 ng/mL in healthy adults.
b. An elevated level of AFP suggests the presence of either primary liver cancer or a germ cell tumor of the ovary or testicle. Rarely, other types of cancer such as gastric cancer are associated with an elevated AFP level.
c. Benign conditions that can cause elevations of AFP include cirrhosis, hepatic necrosis, acute hepatitis, chronic active hepatitis, ataxia-telangiectasia, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, and pregnancy.