Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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