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Burkitt Lymphoma

A form of undifferentiated malignant LYMPHOMA usually found in central Africa, but also reported in other parts of the world. It is commonly manifested as a large osteolytic lesion in the jaw or as an abdominal mass. B-cell antigens are expressed on the immature cells that make up the tumor in virtually all cases of Burkitt lymphoma. The Epstein-Barr virus (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN) has been isolated from Burkitt lymphoma cases in Africa and it is implicated as the causative agent in these cases; however, most non-African cases are EBV-negative.

Year introduced: 1998 (1968)

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Tree Number(s): C01.925.256.466.313.165, C01.925.928.313.165, C04.557.386.480.150.165, C15.604.515.569.480.150.165, C20.683.515.761.480.150.165

MeSH Unique ID: D002051

Entry Terms:

  • Burkitt Tumor
  • Tumor, Burkitt
  • Burkitt's Tumor
  • Burkitts Tumor
  • Tumor, Burkitt's
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Burkitts Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Burkitt's
  • Lymphoma, Burkitt
  • Burkitt Leukemia
  • Leukemia, Burkitt
  • Burkitt Cell Leukemia
  • Leukemia, Burkitt Cell
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, L3
  • Lymphocytic Leukemia, L3
  • L3 Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • L3 Lymphocytic Leukemias
  • Leukemia, L3 Lymphocytic
  • Burkitt's Leukemia
  • Burkitts Leukemia
  • Leukemia, Burkitt's
  • Leukemia, Lymphoblastic, Burkitt-Type
  • African Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, African

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