Carotid atherosclerotic disease following childhood scalp irradiation.


OBJECTIVE During the first half of the 20th century, scalp irradiation was a standard treatment for children suffering from Tinea Capitis. These children are now more than 50 years old, reaching the age when manifestations of atherosclerosis are common. We investigated the possible association between childhood low dose scalp irradiation and development of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2008.09.030