Breastfeeding and early infection in the aetiology of childhood leukaemia in Down syndrome

Background:For a child to develop acute leukaemia (AL), environmental exposure may not be sufficient: interaction with a susceptibility factor to the disease, such as Down syndrome (DS), may also be necessary. We assessed whether breastfeeding and early infection were associated with the risk of developing AL in children with DS.Methods:Children with DS in… CONTINUE READING