Allergic disease, corticosteroid use and risk of Hodgkin ’s lymphoma: A UK Nationwide case-control study

Our data support that prior allergic disease, especially eczema, and corticosteroid treatment increase the risk of developing incident Hodgkin ’s lymphoma before the age of 50. Immune system malfunction is central to Hodgkin’s lymphoma development.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
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