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Burkitt's lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma: Introduction

Burkitt's lymphoma: Burkitt lymphoma is a rare form of cancer predominantly affecting young children in Central Africa, but the disease has also been reported in other ... more about Burkitt's lymphoma.

Burkitt's lymphoma: Lymphoma associated with Epstein Barr virus. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Burkitt's lymphoma is available below.

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Burkitt's lymphoma: Complications

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Causes of Burkitt's lymphoma

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Article Excerpts about Burkitt's lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma is a rare form of cancer predominantly affecting young children in Central Africa, but the disease has also been reported in other areas. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Definitions of 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


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