Burkitt lymphoma

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Related to Burkitt lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma, Non Hodgkin Lymphoma

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.]

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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Practical recommendations for the management of children with endemic Burkitt lymphoma in a resource limited setting.
Role of EBV in microRNA dysregulation in Burkitt lymphoma.
Burkitt lymphoma has the highest level of immunoreactivity (60%) for c-Myc among aggressive B-cell lymphomas.
A 46-year-old black man with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, hepatitis C infection, neurosyphilis, and recently diagnosed Burkitt lymphoma presented with dysphonia and stridor.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is the fourth most common childhood malignant tumors in the United States, [sup][1] Burkitt lymphoma (BL) accounts for 30-50% of all childhood lymphomas, is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) classification 2008 as a B-cell lymphoma (BCL) with an extremely short doubling time that often presents in extra nodal sites or as an acute leukemia.
Histopathological bone marrow biopsy revealed post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD), monomorphic PTLD, and Burkitt lymphoma (Figures la and lb).
Rapidly progressive diseases like Burkitt lymphoma which is an aggressive neoplasm with rapid doubling time, requires detailed knowledge of presenting features for accurate diagnosis and timely treatment.
4 (except Burkitt lymphoma) II(c) Burkitt lymphoma 4 3.
She and husband Michael, 41, of Pontprennau, Cardiff, were devastated when Morgan was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma as she awaited her all-clear after a two-year struggle.
The Myc family of oncoproteins (c-Myc, N-Myc, and L-Myc) regulate critical pathways that contribute to tumors; c-Myc expression, which is activated in human Burkitt lymphoma, is sufficient to induce the growth of several tumor types in animal models.
9) The diagnosis of "unclassifiable B-cell lymphoma", with intermediate features between DLBCL and Burkitt lymphoma LBCL and BL was not possible, because molecular analysis was not available.