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Self-reported infectious mononucleosis and 6 cancers: a population-based, case-control study.
Scand J Infect Dis 1998; 30(3):211-4SJ

Abstract

A study was undertaken to estimate the magnitude of association between self-reported infectious mononucleosis (IM) and 6 types of cancer, including Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal cancer, nasal cancer, primary liver cancer, and sarcoma. Cases were male, aged 15-39 y in 1968, who lived in 8 cancer registry areas. Controls were men selected by random-digit telephone dialing. Cases included 1511 persons with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 343 with Hodgkin's disease, 386 with sarcoma and 168, 113 and 70 with primary liver, nasopharyngeal and nasal cancers, respectively. There were 1910 controls. For the 6 cancers combined, the overall odds ratio for IM occurring < 5 and > or = 5 y of the reference date were 5.40 [95% (Confidence Interval (CI) = 1.61, 18.09] and 1.08 (0.84, 1.40), respectively. Analogous values were 4.59 (1.25, 16.85) and 1.07 (0.78, 1.48) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and 7.49 (1.52, 36.92) and 1.35 (0.87, 2.09) for Hodgkin's disease. There was the suggestion of a protective association with IM occurring > or = 5 y before cancer onset for the 4 non-lymphomatous cancers. Strongly positive associations between self-reported IM and 6 types of cancer were observed for IM occurring < 5 y before the onset of cancer. There was a suggestion, which is noted with extreme caution, that IM earlier in life might have had a protective association with the 4 non-lymphomatous cancers.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9790125

Citation

Levine, R, et al. "Self-reported Infectious Mononucleosis and 6 Cancers: a Population-based, Case-control Study." Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 30, no. 3, 1998, pp. 211-4.
Levine R, Zhu K, Gu Y, et al. Self-reported infectious mononucleosis and 6 cancers: a population-based, case-control study. Scand J Infect Dis. 1998;30(3):211-4.
Levine, R., Zhu, K., Gu, Y., Brann, E., Hall, I., Caplan, L., & Baum, M. (1998). Self-reported infectious mononucleosis and 6 cancers: a population-based, case-control study. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 30(3), pp. 211-4.
Levine R, et al. Self-reported Infectious Mononucleosis and 6 Cancers: a Population-based, Case-control Study. Scand J Infect Dis. 1998;30(3):211-4. PubMed PMID: 9790125.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Self-reported infectious mononucleosis and 6 cancers: a population-based, case-control study. AU - Levine,R, AU - Zhu,K, AU - Gu,Y, AU - Brann,E, AU - Hall,I, AU - Caplan,L, AU - Baum,M, PY - 1998/10/28/pubmed PY - 1998/10/28/medline PY - 1998/10/28/entrez SP - 211 EP - 4 JF - Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases JO - Scand. J. Infect. Dis. VL - 30 IS - 3 N2 - A study was undertaken to estimate the magnitude of association between self-reported infectious mononucleosis (IM) and 6 types of cancer, including Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal cancer, nasal cancer, primary liver cancer, and sarcoma. Cases were male, aged 15-39 y in 1968, who lived in 8 cancer registry areas. Controls were men selected by random-digit telephone dialing. Cases included 1511 persons with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 343 with Hodgkin's disease, 386 with sarcoma and 168, 113 and 70 with primary liver, nasopharyngeal and nasal cancers, respectively. There were 1910 controls. For the 6 cancers combined, the overall odds ratio for IM occurring < 5 and > or = 5 y of the reference date were 5.40 [95% (Confidence Interval (CI) = 1.61, 18.09] and 1.08 (0.84, 1.40), respectively. Analogous values were 4.59 (1.25, 16.85) and 1.07 (0.78, 1.48) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and 7.49 (1.52, 36.92) and 1.35 (0.87, 2.09) for Hodgkin's disease. There was the suggestion of a protective association with IM occurring > or = 5 y before cancer onset for the 4 non-lymphomatous cancers. Strongly positive associations between self-reported IM and 6 types of cancer were observed for IM occurring < 5 y before the onset of cancer. There was a suggestion, which is noted with extreme caution, that IM earlier in life might have had a protective association with the 4 non-lymphomatous cancers. SN - 0036-5548 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9790125/Self_reported_infectious_mononucleosis_and_6_cancers:_a_population_based_case_control_study_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00365549850160819 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -