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Allergy and Risk of Childhood Leukaemia: Results from the UKCCS

Hughes, Ann Maree; Lightfoot, Tracy; Simpson, Jill; Ansell, Pat; McKinney, Patricia A; Kinsey, Sally E; Mitchell, Christopher D; Eden, Tim O B; Greaves, Mel; Roman, Eve


We investigated the relationship between childhood leukaemia and preceding history of allergy. A nationwide case-control study of childhood cancers was conducted in the United Kingdom with population-based sampling of cases (n = 839) and controls (n = 1,337), matched on age, sex and region of residence. Information about clinically diagnosed allergies was obtained from primary care records. More than a third of subjects had at least one allergy diagnosed prior to leukaemia diagnosis (cases) or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Cancer
DOI: 10.1002/ijc.22702


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