Prenatal factors in the aetiology of testicular cancer: an epidemiological study of childhood testicular cancer deaths in Great Britain, 1953-73.

@article{Swerdlow1982PrenatalFI,
  title={Prenatal factors in the aetiology of testicular cancer: an epidemiological study of childhood testicular cancer deaths in Great Britain, 1953-73.},
  author={Anthony J Swerdlow and Charles A. Stiller and L. M. Kinnier Wilson},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1982},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={96-101}
}
A case-control study is reported based on 87 deaths from testicular cancer that occurred in children in Great Britain 1953-73. Factors that significantly increased relative risk were tuberculosis of the mother during the index pregnancy and maternal epilepsy; factors that increased risk but not significantly were hyperemesis in the index pregnancy, a maternal history of stillbirths, and hernia and genitourinary defects in the child. Cryptorchidism was not studied. The available evidence… CONTINUE READING
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