Lymphoma Belt

A region of Central Africa between 10º north and 10º south of the equator which has a high incidence of EBV-induced Burkitt’s lymphoma (BL)
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Pakistan is a part of the lymphoma belt', the geographical boundaries of which extend from south-western Asia to Middle East to Northern Africa.9
Epidemiological studies have shown that Pakistan is a part of the lymphoma belt' the geographical boundaries of which extend from south-western Asia to Middle East to northern Africa8.
In the lymphoma belt including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia the incidence of primary extranodal lymphoma has shown to be very high (up to 50%)1011.