Hodgkin's lymphoma

Measles

Do childhood diseases affect NHL and HL risk? A case-control study from northern and southern Italy. 2006, Montella, Leuk Res

Measles was associated with reduction Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma risk by 40% and Hodgkin Lymphoma risk by 70%. Chickenpox, mumps and rubella are associated with a reduced risk of Hodgkin's Lymphoma by 50%, and scarlet fever is associated with a reduced risk of HL by 80%.
Two childhood diseases are associated with a 50% reduction in the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and an 80% reduction in the risk of in Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Measles

Risk factors for Hodgkin's disease by Epstein-Barr virus 2000, Alexander, Br J Cancer

Measles is associated with a 47% reduction in the risk of Hodgkin's lymphoma, and two or more childhood illnesses with a 55% decrease in the risk of lymphoma.

Measles

Exposure to childhood infections and risk of Epstein-Barr virus--defined Hodgkin's lymphoma in women. 2005, Glaser, Int J Cancer

Measles, mumps or rubella in childhood are associated with a 70% reduction in the risk of Hodgkin's EBV lymphoma in women.
Those who had measles before the age of ten had a 96% lower risk of lymphoma than those who had measles after the age of ten.

Measles

Those who had measles in childhood had a 66% lower risk of Hodgkin lymphoma than those who did not. Measles is also associated with a 40% lower risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Chickenpox is associated with a 47% reduction in the risk of lymphoma.
The risk of Hodgkin lymphoma was also lower in those who had mumps, rubella, whooping cough and scarlet fever. The more infectious diseases there were in childhood, the lower the risk of lymphoma. Three childhood diseases are associated with a 40% reduction in the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and an 80% reduction in the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma.

Measles

Hodgkin's disease: remissions after measles. 1971, Zygiert, Lancet

Three children with confirmed Hodgkin lymphoma got measles. After the recovery, they all went into remission. Two of them had a minor relapse within two years. The third's remission lasts for 6 years. (Poland)

Measles

Infantile Hodgkin's disease: remission after measles. 1973, Mota, BMJ

A similar case in Portugal. A 2-year old child was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma (lymphogranulomatosis). Before they managed to start radiotherapy, the boy contracted measles and the lymphoma disappeared. After 6 months of remission, the mother found redness in the face and neck of the baby after he drank the wine. It turned out that there was a minor relapse of lymphoma.
The article does not report why the mother let her two-year-old child drink wine, how long has she been doing this, and whether this was related to the initial disease.

Measles

Regression of Hodgkin's disease after measles. 1981, Tagi, Lancet

A similar case in Norway in 1981.
Also a case of lymphoma remission after contracting measles had been documented in 1949 in Cuba.

Measles

A sharp rise in the incidence of Hodgkin's lymphoma in young adults in Israel. 2009, Ariad, Isr Med Assoc J

Since 1960, the incidence of Hodgkin's lymphoma in Israel has significantly increased.
The authors believe that this is due to the fact that after the start of measles vaccination, more people get measles in adulthood. The authors found measles antibodies in 54% of the biopsies in which Hodgkin's lymphoma was diagnosed. According to their hypothesis, measles virus can act as an oncogenic factor. Other laboratories, however, have failed to found an association between measles virus and Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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