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A highly unusual cluster of acute promyelocytic leukaemia: an environmental aetiology?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15686512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report three consecutive cases of acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML) that were diagnosed within a 4-month period. This unexpected sequence of events was made all the more notable following our discovery of co-incidental geographic, social, and occupational factors that linked them together. Our data strongly suggests that environmental agents may play a greater role in the aetiology of APML than is commonly perceived.
R J A Murrin; P Harrison; J R Neilson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and laboratory haematology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0141-9854     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Lab Haematol     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-02     Completed Date:  2005-07-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907061     Medline TA:  Clin Lab Haematol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Haematology, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cluster Analysis
Environmental Exposure*
Great Britain / epidemiology
Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute / blood,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Risk Factors

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