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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622


CABRAL, Silvia Natália Serafim; SANTOS, Solange Laurentino dos; BELTRAO, Alexandre Barbosa  and  AUGUSTO, Lia Giraldo da Silva. Baseline of acute lymphocytic leukemia for surveillance of environmental health on the oil refinery area of the State of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2004 to 2008. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.4, pp.601-608. ISSN 1679-4974.

OBJECTIVE: to describe the occurrence of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, where a petroleum refinery will be installed. METHODS: descriptive study of ALL in minors under age 15 assisted at two referral centers for childhood cancer - Centro de Oncohematologia Pediátrico/Hospital Oswaldo Cruz; and Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira [Instituto Materno-Infantil de Pernambuco (IMIP)] - in the period 2004-2008, from the municipalities of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Escada, Ipojuca, Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Moreno. RESULTS: the authors identified, in both referral centers, 18 cases of ALL in minors under 15 living in these municipalities; the highest frequency occurred in the group with children under 4, with male predominance. CONCLUSION: it is necessary to organize the surveillance system on children's environmental health in the region, with the participation of the Primary Health Care.

Keywords : Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Neoplasms; Environmental Health Surveillance; Petroleum.

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