Exposure to animals and increased risk of marginal zone B-cell lymphomas of the ocular adnexae
R Dolcetti, D Serraino, G Dognini, S Govi, R Crocchiolo, P Ghia, E Pasini, M Ponzoni, R Talamini, P De Paoli, C Doglioni, AJM Ferreri
British Journal of Cancer | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: Ocular adnexal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (OAMZL) has been associated with Chlamydophila psittaci, an infection that may be transmitted by carrier animals. However, it is still unclear whether exposure to animals affects the risk of OAMZL in comparison with other lymphoma histotypes. We therefore investigated the role of professional and/or domestic exposures to animals in the occurrence of OAMZL, as compared with other types of lymphoma. METHODS: A hospital-based case-control study was carried out on 43 consecutive OAMZL patients (cases) and 87 consecutive patients with nodal non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs; controls). Multiple logistic regression (MLR) odds ratios (ORs), and 9..View full abstract
Awarded by Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC)
This work was supported by the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC; 1031 to RD and 9226 to CD) and Fondazione Federica per la Vita. EP is a fellow of the Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (FIRC).