An infectious aetiology for childhood acute leukaemia: a review of the evidence.

Abstract

There are three current hypotheses concerning infectious mechanisms in the aetiology of childhood leukaemia: exposure in utero or around the time of birth, delayed exposure beyond the first year of life to common infections and unusual population mixing. No specific virus has been definitively linked with childhood leukaemia and there is no evidence to date… (More)

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@article{Mcnally2004AnIA, title={An infectious aetiology for childhood acute leukaemia: a review of the evidence.}, author={R J Mcnally and Tim O B Eden}, journal={British journal of haematology}, year={2004}, volume={127 3}, pages={243-63} }