Comparative incidence of allergy in the presence or absence of cancer.

  title={Comparative incidence of allergy in the presence or absence of cancer.},
  author={Andy Petroianu and Diva Novy Barbosa Chaves and Ot{\'i}lio de Oliveira},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  volume={23 5},
Depression of the immune system may be related to cancer development. Allergic manifestations are due to enhanced immunological activity. Several authors have found lower rates of malignancy in atopic individuals. To elucidate the relationship between cancer and allergy, the prevalence of allergic manifestations was surveyed in 400 healthy controls and 400 patients with cancer. The number of allergies was significantly higher (P < 0.001) in the control group than in patients with cancer. Women… CONTINUE READING
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