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Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Infections

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tevfik Dorak, Dr Richard McNallyORCiD, Professor Louise Parker


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We provide an alternative explanation for the findings of the latest UKCCS report by Roman et al. Instead of the suggestion that early infections may trigger an abnormal immune response in the development of childhood leukemia, we propose that the observed association with frequent infections is a sign of subtle immunodeficiency resulting in increased leukemia risk.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dorak MT, McNally RJQ, Parker L

Publication type: Letter

Publication status: Published

Journal: American Journal of Epidemiology

Year: 2007

Volume: 166

Issue: 3

Pages: 364-365

ISSN (print): 0002-9262

ISSN (electronic): 1476-6256


DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwm158

PubMed id: 17576747