Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and hepatitis C virus: a case-control study from northern and southern Italy.

@article{Talamini2004NonHodgkinsLA,
  title={Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and hepatitis C virus: a case-control study from northern and southern Italy.},
  author={Renato Talamini and Maurizio Montella and Marina Crovatto and Luigino Dal Maso and Anna Alessia Crispo and Eva Negri and Michele Spina and Ant{\'o}nio Pinto and Antonino Carbone and Silvia Franceschi},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={380-5}
}
HCV has been associated with NHL, but the evidence from case series and case-control studies is not totally consistent. Between 1999 and 2002, we conducted a hospital case-control study on the association between HCV, HBV and NHL in 2 areas of Italy where HCV infection is relatively frequent. Cases (n = 225, median age 59 years) were consecutive patients with a new diagnosis of NHL admitted to local specialized and general hospitals. Controls (n = 504, median age 63 years) were patients with a… CONTINUE READING

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