Infection and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Blood Cells Mol Dis. Mar-Apr 2009;42(2):117-20. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2008.10.006. Epub 2008 Dec 6.

Abstract

In this review, we provide an overview of recent findings from the Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study (NCCLS) on factors related to the immune system including child's vaccination history and measures of child's exposure to infectious agents, namely daycare attendance, infection during infancy, and parental social contact in the work place. We also provide suggestions for the next stages of studies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age of Onset
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child
  • Child Day Care Centers
  • Child, Preschool
  • Clone Cells / pathology
  • Cocarcinogenesis
  • Employment
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infections / complications
  • Infections / epidemiology*
  • Infections / immunology
  • Models, Biological
  • Mutation
  • North Carolina / epidemiology
  • Parents
  • Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / embryology
  • Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / epidemiology
  • Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / etiology
  • Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / immunology
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / epidemiology*
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / etiology
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / genetics
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / immunology
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Vaccination