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J. , van der Reijden H. , van't Veer M. B. & Pinkster J. (1981) FAB-classification and immunological characteristics in 106 children with leukaemia. In Leukemia Markers (W. Knapp. ) p. 475. Academic Press, London. (Proc. ) Van Steensel-Moll H. A. (1983) Childhood Leukaemia in The Netherlands. A register based epidemiologie study. Thesis, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Van Steensel-Moll H. , Valkenburg H. A. & Van Zanen G. E. (1983) Incidence of childhood leukaemia in The Netherlands (1973-1980).

Galton D. A. , Crawford M. , Greaves M. & Gallo, R. C. (1982) The human type C retrovirus HTLV in Blacks from the Caribbean region and relationship to adult T-cell leukemialymphoma. Int. J. Cancer 30, 257. 7. , Schaffar-Deshayes L. & de Thé G. (1984) Prevalence of HTLV antibodies in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphomas in Martinique (French West Indies). Lancet 8387: 1183. 8. de Thé G. et al. to be published. 9. , Day N. , Tukei P. M. Williams E. , Beri D. , Smith P. , Dean A. , Bornkamm G. , Peorino P.

Subclassification according to age is given in Table 5. The proportion of children with T-cell ALL clearly increases with age. Results of the immunological classification of patients with ALL, taking the initial WBC into account, are presented in Table 6. An initial high WBC occurs more frequently in patients with T-cell ALL, than in patients with common ALL: 63 vs 14%. TABLE 2. IINCIDENCE RATES OF CHILDHOOD LEUKAEMIA IN THE NETHERLANDS FROM 1973 TO 1979 ACCORDING TO TYPE, AGE AND SEX (PER 105 PERSON-YR) Diagnosis ALL ANLL CML AUL Total Sex 0-4 yr Rate No.

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