Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer

December 15, 2016

 

Medical Xpress: New study shows that children who went on to develop acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) are 3.71 times more likely to be congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV)-positive at birth. Moreover, stratification by Hispanic ethnicity shows a 5.9-fold increased risk of ALL in Hispanics infected perinatally with CMV. Study collaborators included investigators at the University of California, Berkeley.

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