Burkitt lymphoma


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Related to Burkitt lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma, Non Hodgkin Lymphoma

Bur·kitt lym·pho·ma

(bŭr'kĭt), [MIM*113970]
a form of malignant lymphoma reported in African children, frequently involving the jaw and abdominal lymph nodes. Geographic distribution of Burkitt lymphoma suggests that it is found in areas with endemic malaria. It is primarily a B-cell neoplasm and is believed to be caused by Epstein-Barr virus, a member of the family Herpesviridae, which can be isolated from tumor cells in culture; occasional cases of lymphoma with similar features have been reported in the U.S.

Burkitt lymphoma

(bûr′kĭt) or

Burkitt's lymphoma

(-kĭts)
n.
A fast-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma involving B cells that is characterized by tumors in the jaw, abdomen, or other organs, occurs chiefly in children and in people infected with HIV, and is endemic in equatorial Africa and Papua New Guinea, where it is associated with the Epstein-Barr virus.

Burkitt lymphoma

Oncology An aggressive extranodal B-cell NHL of children and young adults associated with EBV infection and a characteristic translocation between chromosomes 8 and 14. See Lymphoma, Lymphoma belt, WHO classification.

Bur·kitt lym·pho·ma

(bŭr'kit lim-fō'mă)
A form of malignant lymphoma reported in African children, frequently involving the jaw and abdominal lymph nodes. Geographic distribution of Burkitt lymphoma suggests that it is found in areas with endemic malaria. It is primarily a B-cell neoplasm and is believed to be caused by Epstein-Barr virus, a member of the family Herpesviridae, which can be isolated from tumor cells in culture; occasional cases of lymphoma with similar features have been reported in the United States.

Burkitt,

Denis P., English physician in Uganda, 1911-1993.
Burkitt lymphoma - a form of malignant lymphoma reported in African children, caused by Epstein-Barr virus; a member of the family Herpesviridae.
Burkitt tumor

Bur·kitt lym·pho·ma

(bŭr'kit lim-fō'mă) [MIM*113970]
A form of malignant lymphoma reported in African children, frequently involving the jaw and abdominal lymph nodes. Occasional cases of lymphoma with similar features have been reported in the United States.
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