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Cancer and immune-mediated disease in people who have had meningococcal disease: record-linkage studies.

Abstract:

The mechanisms that cause susceptibility to invasive meningococcal disease are largely unknown, but are likely to have important genetic and immunological components. We postulated that susceptibility to meningococcal disease might be associated with altered risks of development of other clinical disease. We studied cancer and immune-mediated disease in people who have been hospitalized with meningococcal disease. In cohorts of people who had invasive meningococcal disease, compared with refe...

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10.1017/s0950268808001659

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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:
681-687
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1469-4409
ISSN:
0950-2688
URN:
uuid:99862a19-7b5c-4994-b3d6-2e13983d1b9a
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162774
Local pid:
pubs:162774

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