NICHOLAS J. VIANNA, M.D.
It has long been thought that certain types of leukemia and lymphoma might be infectious and possibly transmissible. While the results of time-space clustering analysis have generally failed to support this hypothesis, this might well be due to problems relating to a potentially long latent period, in selecting the likely place of effective exposure, and the effects of migration when both factors are considered. Although none of these difficulties is insurmountable, we have come to realize that any etiologic factor might be expected to show some degree of clustering, if detailed data are analyzed by sufficiently sensitive methods (1). This,
VIANNA NJ. Prior Social Links Among Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients. Ann Intern Med. ;84:604–606. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-5-604
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(5):604-606.
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