Aside from the reported discovery of various organisms in the involved tissues in Hodgkin's disease, the implication that this condition is of infectious origin has been found in histological rather than clinical evidence. Neither geographical distribution, nor age and sex incidence points in any significant way to a parasitic etiology. Of epidemiological aspects there are none save the not infrequent appearance of Hodgkin's disease in more than one member of a family; but this occasional observation is far less impressive than the familial incidence of certain other diseases, such as the retinal neuroblastoma, for instance, in regard to the neoplastic
THE NATURE AND ETIOLOGY OF HODGKIN'S DISEASE. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1437–1439. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-11-1437
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