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Allergies and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by subtype.

Abstract

To investigate the relation between allergy and risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), data were analyzed from the Selected Cancers Study. Cases (n = 952) were men ages 32-60 years diagnosed with NHL from 1984 to 1988 and identified by eight population-based United States cancer registries. Controls (n = 1691) were recruited by random-digit telephone dialing and frequency matched to cases by age and geographic region of cancer registry. Logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals adjusted for age, cancer registry, education, and race/ethnicity. There was no evidence that a general history of allergy was significantly associated with either overall NHL risk (odds ratio: 1.0; 95% confidence interval: 0.8-1.2) or risk for major NHL subtypes (follicular, diffuse, small cell lymphocytic, and immunoblastic). Similarly, no significant associations were observed for the most commonly reported specific allergies, including those to plants, dust, food, animals, and medications. Significant NHL subtype-specific associations were found for allergies to insects (immunoblastic) and chemicals (diffuse and small cell lymphocytic). However, these allergies were reported by relatively few study participants, and the associations may have been because of chance. In conclusion, we found little evidence that either a general history of allergy or commonly reported specific allergies are associated with NHL.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of General Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee 37208, USA. nbriggs@mmc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11927501

Citation

Briggs, Nathaniel C., et al. "Allergies and Risk of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma By Subtype." Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : a Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored By the American Society of Preventive Oncology, vol. 11, no. 4, 2002, pp. 401-7.
Briggs NC, Levine RS, Brann EA. Allergies and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by subtype. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002;11(4):401-7.
Briggs, N. C., Levine, R. S., & Brann, E. A. (2002). Allergies and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by subtype. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : a Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored By the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 11(4), pp. 401-7.
Briggs NC, Levine RS, Brann EA. Allergies and Risk of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma By Subtype. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002;11(4):401-7. PubMed PMID: 11927501.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Allergies and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by subtype. AU - Briggs,Nathaniel C, AU - Levine,Robert S, AU - Brann,Edward A, PY - 2002/4/3/pubmed PY - 2002/4/24/medline PY - 2002/4/3/entrez SP - 401 EP - 7 JF - Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology JO - Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. VL - 11 IS - 4 N2 - To investigate the relation between allergy and risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), data were analyzed from the Selected Cancers Study. Cases (n = 952) were men ages 32-60 years diagnosed with NHL from 1984 to 1988 and identified by eight population-based United States cancer registries. Controls (n = 1691) were recruited by random-digit telephone dialing and frequency matched to cases by age and geographic region of cancer registry. Logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals adjusted for age, cancer registry, education, and race/ethnicity. There was no evidence that a general history of allergy was significantly associated with either overall NHL risk (odds ratio: 1.0; 95% confidence interval: 0.8-1.2) or risk for major NHL subtypes (follicular, diffuse, small cell lymphocytic, and immunoblastic). Similarly, no significant associations were observed for the most commonly reported specific allergies, including those to plants, dust, food, animals, and medications. Significant NHL subtype-specific associations were found for allergies to insects (immunoblastic) and chemicals (diffuse and small cell lymphocytic). However, these allergies were reported by relatively few study participants, and the associations may have been because of chance. In conclusion, we found little evidence that either a general history of allergy or commonly reported specific allergies are associated with NHL. SN - 1055-9965 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11927501/Allergies_and_risk_of_non_Hodgkin's_lymphoma_by_subtype_ L2 - http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=11927501 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -