Hodgkin's lymphoma in the Bedouin of southern Israel: epidemiological and clinical features. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • BACKGROUND: A previous study on Hodgkin's lymphoma in southern Israel found that Bedouin patients had an increased rate of Epstein-Barr virus expression in their tumor cells. OBJECTIVES: To determine the influence of the patients' communities on the pattern of disease in HL. METHODS: We compared the clinical features, demographic data, stage at diagnosis, treatment modality and outcome, as well as laboratory findings, in four community- based subgroups. These groups comprised kibbutz residents (n= 11), Bedouin (n= 19) …

publication date

  • July 1, 2000