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Maternal infection during pregnancy tied to childhood leukaemia in offspring

Miriam Davis|Miriam Davis   |   Clinical Summary   |   21 February 2023
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Takeaway

  • A nationwide cohort study of 2.2 million children in Denmark finds that serious maternal infection in pregnancy diagnosed in a hospital was associated with a 35% increased risk for leukaemia.
  • The association was driven by a 142% increase in childhood leukaemia risk with maternal genital tract infection and 65%...

          

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