Epidemiology of hodgkin's disease in the young.

  title={Epidemiology of hodgkin's disease in the young.},
  author={Nancy Gutensohn and Philip Z. Cole},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={19 5},
Many features of Hodgkin's disease (HD) among adolescents and young adults suggest that it has an infectious etiology. However, the proposal that HD is a contagious disease which can be transmitted by patients or their close contacts has not been substantiated. An alternative infectious disease model is suggested by analogy with paralytic poliomyelitis (PP). For both diseases, the peak age of incidence is delayed as living conditions improve. For both, increased risk is associated with higher… CONTINUE READING