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What is Burkitt's lymphoma?

What is Burkitt's lymphoma?

  • Burkitt's lymphoma: Lymphoma associated with Epstein Barr virus.
  • Burkitt's lymphoma: A highly aggressive lymphoma composed of monomorphic medium-sized B-cells with basophilic cytoplasm and numerous mitotic figures. It is often associated with the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and is commonly seen in AIDS patients. Three morphologic variants are recognized: classical Burkitt's lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma with plasmacytoid differentiation, and atypical Burkitt's/Burkitt's-like lymphoma. All cases express the MYC translocation [t(8;14)]. (WHO, 2001) -- 2003
    Source - Diseases Database

Burkitt's lymphoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Burkitt's lymphoma, or a subtype of Burkitt's lymphoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Burkitt's lymphoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Burkitt's lymphoma: Introduction

Types of Burkitt's lymphoma:

Broader types of Burkitt's lymphoma:

Who gets Burkitt's lymphoma?

Gender Ratio for Burkitt's lymphoma: slight male predominance

How serious is Burkitt's lymphoma?

Complications of Burkitt's lymphoma: see complications of Burkitt's lymphoma

What causes Burkitt's lymphoma?

Causes of Burkitt's lymphoma: see causes of Burkitt's lymphoma
Causes of Burkitt's lymphoma: The form seen in Africa seems to be associated with infection by the Epstein -- Barr virus, although the pathogenic mechanism is unclear. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

What are the symptoms of Burkitt's lymphoma?

Symptoms of Burkitt's lymphoma: see symptoms of Burkitt's lymphoma

Complications of Burkitt's lymphoma: see complications of Burkitt's lymphoma

Can anyone else get Burkitt's lymphoma?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Burkitt's lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Burkitt's lymphoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Burkitt's lymphoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Burkitt's lymphoma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Burkitt's lymphoma.
Treatments for Burkitt's lymphoma: see treatments for Burkitt's lymphoma
Research for Burkitt's lymphoma: see research for Burkitt's lymphoma

Name and Aliases of Burkitt's lymphoma

Main name of condition: Burkitt's lymphoma

Other names or spellings for Burkitt's lymphoma:

African lymphoma, maxillary lymphosarcoma, nonleukemic lymphoma, BL, Familial Burkitt's lymphoma

BL, Burkitt lymphoma, Familial Burkitt's lymphoma, Familial Burkitt's lymphoma, BL
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Burkitt's lymphoma: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Burkitt's lymphoma:


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