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Dissertation Chapters | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016
Epidemiologic Observations about Pediatric NHL in Albania
Xhafa Mirela | Godo Anila | Cenko Fabian | Nastas Eleni | Bali Donjeta | Maliqari Numila | Shundi Lila
Abstract: Background The major part of NHL on children can be classified as one of the following types lymphoblastic lymphomas, Small noncleaved cell lymphomas, large cell lymphomas. NLH is ranked in the third place after the leukemia and the brain tumors. The aim To represent epidemiological data for NHL patients followed up during 1996-2010. Method This study involved patients diagnosed with NHL. There was studied the annual average incidence and its dynamic, the distribution based on stages, forms, gender, histology, age groups, geographic areas. Results 93 patients (0-14 years old) with NHL have been enrolled in this study. Rate M/F is 1.71, the peak of incidence was in the age-group from 10-14 years, NHL represents 8.6 % of all pediatric neoplasms and 15 % of the solid tumors, The annual incidence of the general population is 0.19/105, annual average incidence is 0.57/105 children, the more prominent distribution is in the North part, the areas of Dibra and Durres have incidence that is increasing and the area of Shkodra has an incidence that is decreasing, the other areas have an irregular trend. The annual incidence is higher in urban areas. Conclusion Our study offers epidemiologic, clinic data. We concluded that the distribution, according to age and gender, changes among NHL- subtypes. Our data have to get attention of the health institutions in order to create or compile strategies against cancer. Our study will, also, serve as a promoter in search of the favorable, explosive, environmental factors that might have influenced.
Keywords: NHL, incidence, epidemiology, children
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016,
Pages: 236 - 239
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