Pregnancy, Maternal Tobacco Smoking, and Early Age Leukemia in Brazil

  title={Pregnancy, Maternal Tobacco Smoking, and Early Age Leukemia in Brazil},
  author={Jeniffer Dantas Ferreira and Arnaldo C{\'e}zar Couto and Maria S Pombo-de-Oliveira and S{\'e}rgio Koifman},
  booktitle={Front. Oncol.},
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking has been associated with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but hypothesis on the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and childhood leukemia remains unclear. OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between maternal exposure to tobacco smoking during pregnancy and early age (<2 year) leukemia (EAL). METHODS A hospital-based multicenter case-control study aiming to explore EAL risk factors was carried out in Brazil during 1999-2007. Data were… CONTINUE READING
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