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Birth order, atopy, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Grulich, Andrew E; Vajdic, Claire M; Kaldor, John M; Hughes, Ann Maree; Kricker, Anne; Fritschi, Lin; Turner, Jennifer; Milliken, Sam; Benke, Geza; Armstrong, Bruce K

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Background: Immune deficiency is a strong risk factor for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), but whether or not other forms of immune dysregulation are associated with NHL risk is unknown. We investigated associations between atopy, which is associated with a Th2-dominant immune response, and NHL risk. Because late birth order and childhood crowding are inversely associated with atopy, we also investigated their associations with NHL risk. Methods: We carried out a population-based case-control study...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22701
Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
DOI: 10.1093/jnci/dji098

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