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Title: Haemophilus influenzae type b serology in childhood leukaemia: a case-control study.
Authors: Groves FD,  Sinha D,  Kayhty H,  Goedert JJ,  Levine PH
Journal: Br J Cancer
Date: 2001 Aug 3
Branches: BB, IIB
PubMed ID: 11487261
PMC ID: PMC2364071
Abstract: Antibody to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) polysaccharide (PRP) was measured in 42 children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and 42 non-leukaemic hospital controls. Modelling anti-PRP concentrations as a function of age revealed that the slopes of the trend lines differed significantly between cases and controls (P = 0.05); anti-PRP concentrations were lower among younger cases, and higher among older cases, than among controls of the same ages.