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
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]
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