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Associations between infectious mononucleosis and cancer: record-linkage studies.

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Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) followed by infectious mononucleosis (IM) is now considered to be a risk factor for Hodgkin's disease (HD). It is less clear whether EBV infection and IM are associated with an increased risk of cancer generally. We used a longstanding record-linkage dataset in Oxford (years 1963-1998), and a more recent record-linkage dataset covering England (1999-2005), to compare rate ratios for cancer between people admitted to hospital for IM and a reference cohor...

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10.1017/s0950268808001246

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Journal:
Epidemiology and infection
Volume:
137
Issue:
5
Pages:
672-680
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1469-4409
ISSN:
0950-2688
URN:
uuid:3f9e733f-4a16-4d44-a1bc-9b45ea267c07
Source identifiers:
162737
Local pid:
pubs:162737

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