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Evaluation of maternal infection during pregnancy and childhood leukemia among offspring

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: The results of this study of 2.2 million Danish children suggest that certain types of maternal infection during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of childhood leukemia among offspring. If confirmed in future studies, the findings may have implications for understanding the etiology and developing preventive measures for childhood leukemia.           

Authors: Jian-Rong He, D.Phil., of Guangzhou Medical University in Guangzhou, China, and Jiong Li, Ph.D., of Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark, are the corresponding authors. 

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