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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In addition to the classic appearance of the affected bowel, Burkitt lymphoma also encases the mesenteric vessels.
Sandlund, "Clinical implications and surgical management of intussusception in pediatric patients with Burkitt lymphoma," Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol.
In the pediatric population, the more frequent presentation of Burkitt lymphoma is that of a large painful and rapidly growing mass of the abdomen with ascites.
[Localization of 8q24 break-point of Burkitt lymphoma in Japan: relationship to EBV status] [in Japanese].
Burkitt lymphoma is a highly aggressive NHL originated from the GC or post-GC B-cells.
Mantle cell lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma and even Burkitt lymphoma can fall into this category.
IN CD77-POSITIVE AND CD77-DEFICIENT BURKITT LYMPHOMA CELLS **.
We present the case of a 48-year-old man infected with HIV thought to have osteomyelitis who was subsequently diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma presenting as cardiac tamponade.
Burkitt lymphoma and Leishmaniasis in [he same [issue sample in an AIDS patient.
In one type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma seen in the UK, the tumour cells have very similar appearances under the microscope to those of classical African or endemic Burkitt lymphoma. This rare condition is known as the non-African, or sporadic, type.