Burkitt lymphoma

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Bur·kitt lymphoma

(bûr′kĭt) or Bur·kitt's lymphoma (-kĭts)
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.

[After Denis Parsons Burkitt (1911-1993), British physician.]
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Burkitt lymphoma

(ˈbɜːkɪt) or

Burkitt's lymphoma

(Pathology) a rare type of tumour of the white blood cells, occurring mainly in Africa and associated with infection by Epstein-Barr virus
[named after Dennis Burkitt (1911–93), British surgeon who first described the tumour]
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