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Association between Influenza during Pregnancy and Childhood Leukaemia

Br Med J 1973; 4 doi: (Published 03 November 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;4:265
  1. Timo Hakulinen,
  2. Liisa Hovi,
  3. Marketta Karkinen-Jääskeläinen,
  4. Kari Penttinen,
  5. 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.