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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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.
Incidence of DLBCL is markedly high in Pakistan and other countries included in the lymphoma belt as compared to the western studies411.