Published in Blood Weekly, November 3rd, 2005
Study 1: Ethnic difference in daycare attendance and early infections were related to the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
"A role for infectious agents has been proposed in the etiology of childhood ALL, particularly for common ALL (c-ALL; ALL diagnosed in children ages 2-5 years and expressing CD10 and CD19 surface antigens). We evaluated the possible etiologic role of daycare attendance (a proxy measure for exposure to infectious agents) and infections during infancy in the Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study," investigators in the United...
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