A small cluster of Hodgkin's disease.Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6068.1056 (Published 23 April 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:1056
- A R Evans,
- B W Hancock,
- M J Brown,
- J Richmond
Nine cases of Hodgkin's disease and one of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia occurred in 1972-5 in an area of less than 1 km. Clinical, social, and drug histories provided no relevant information, and definite patient-to-patient contacts before the onset of disease were not established. There was a higher incidence of malignant neoplasms in first-degree relatives of the patients than in those of a small control group living in the same area. There was no apparent reason for this cluster of cases, but geographical, climatic, and entomological studies are being carried out.