Malignant but not maleficent: acute leukaemia as a possible explanation of disease and death in vampire victims

@article{Tranekr2019MalignantBN,
  title={Malignant but not maleficent: acute leukaemia as a possible explanation of disease and death in vampire victims},
  author={Stinne Tranek{\ae}r and Claus Werenberg Marcher and Henrik Frederiksen and Dennis Lund Hansen},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -)},
  year={2019},
  volume={189},
  pages={627-631}
}
Background A considerable amount of research has been put into the explanation of the origin of the vampire myth by focussing on possible symptoms of the vampire; however, very little attention has been given to the victims. Aims To elucidate whether the myth of vampire victims follows the course of disease of acute leukaemia. Method We studied three classical vampire novels published 1819–1897, focusing on 8 victims and their symptoms. The novels were chosen based on their iconic status in… Expand

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