Risk factors for Burkitt lymphoma: a nested case-control study in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
- Parisa Karimi,
- Brenda M Birmann,
- Lesley A Anderson,
- Charlene M McShane,
- Shahinaz M Gadalla,
- Joshua N Sampson,
- Sam M Mbulaiteye
Br J Haematol 2018 Apr 20. Epub 2018 Apr 20.
Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) occurs as three subtypes: endemic BL, immunosuppression-related BL and sporadic BL. Descriptive studies of BL age-specific incidence patterns have suggested multimodal peaks near 10, 40 and 70 years of age, but the risk factors for BL at different ages are unknown. We investigated risk factors for BL in the United Kingdom among 156 BL cases and 608 matched BL-free controls identified in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) between 1992 and 2016. Read More