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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Burkitt Lymphoma - a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - is the fastest growing human tumour and is associated with impaired immunity.
"This mass/tumor choking my spinal cord turned out to be Burkitt Lymphoma. I endured ten rounds of chemo therapy (each lasting 6 days with 4/ 24hr bags pumping poison into my body ending with a spinal tap in 3 spots, plus another shot of Chemo into my tailbone area up the spinal cord around my brain cavity) Ten times!
"Associations between IgG reactivity to Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) antigens and Burkitt lymphoma in Ghana and Uganda case-control studies." EbioMedicine Dec 19, 2018
Burkitt lymphoma causing colocolonic intussusception
Burkitt lymphoma: clinicopathologic features and differential diagnosis.
The Cameroon 2008 Burkitt lymphoma protocol: Improved survival with treatment adapted to disease stage and response to treatment.
Burkitt lymphoma is characterized by a diffuse monomorphous infiltrate of medium-sized cells, often with a prominent component of tingible body macrophages imparting a starry sky appearance on low-power microscopic examination.
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) constitutes less than 1% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas [1], and this percentage increases to 25% to 30% in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
Pericardial fluid studies led to diagnosis of cardiac Burkitt lymphoma. Frikha Z, Abid L, 64-year-old Primary non-Hodgkin Abid D, Mallek S, et immunocompromised large B-cell lymphoma al.
Nevertheless, it depends on the histological subtype; as an example, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is more common between 35 and 45 years old, whereas follicular lymphoma is more frequent in people aged over 50, and Burkitt lymphoma affects children from five to ten years old [23].
All publications were scrutinized that contained keywords of "intussusception" and "Burkitt lymphoma." The literature search was limited to paediatric patients under 18 years old, and restricted to papers written in English.