Francisco Javier Álvarez-Rodríguez

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Worldwide, acute leukemia is the most common type of childhood cancer. It is particularly common in the Hispanic populations residing in the United States, Costa Rica, and Mexico City. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of acute leukemia in children who were diagnosed and treated in public hospitals in Mexico City. Included in this(More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the Herpesviridae family and is associated with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Isolates of EBV are classified according to sequence variation in the latency genes such as Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen (EBNA). EBNA2 contains the most divergent locus and is classified into type 1 and type 2 or EBNA2A and EBNA2B,(More)
This rare entity is characterized by multiple nodular lesions largely composed of collagen-forming spindle cells and involving the subcutis, skeletal muscle, bone and viscera of newborns and infants that occurs in either a solitary or multicentric form. The clinical course of a case is presented. The patient is a 2-year-old male who was brought to our(More)
The role of malnutrition at diagnosis as a predictor of early mortality in Mexican leukemia children remains controversial. The objective of present study was to investigate whether malnutrition was a predictor of early mortality during the first year of treatment in Mexican acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) children through the first population-based(More)
BACKGROUND Allergies have been described as protective factors against the development of childhood acute leukaemia (AL). Our objective was to investigate the associations between allergy history and the development of AL and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in children with Down syndrome (DS). METHODS A case-control study was performed in Mexico City.(More)
BACKGROUND In Mexico City, the incidence of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the highest in the world; epidemiologic evidence suggests that infectious agents could be involved in the genesis of this disease. Early transmitted oncogenic retroviruses infecting lymphocytes are important candidates. METHODS PCR-based assays were used to(More)
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