Association between Influenza during Pregnancy and Childhood LeukaemiaBr Med J 1973; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5887.265 (Published 03 November 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;4:265
- Timo Hakulinen,
- Liisa Hovi,
- Marketta Karkinen-Jääskeläinen,
- Kari Penttinen,
- Lauri Saxen
This report based on the data available from the Finnish Cancer Registry and from virus isolations gives further support to the association (P=0·04) between maternal influenza of the 1957 “Asian” type and subsequent later leukaemia in the infants. No such association was found from other influenza epidemics.