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Endemic Burkitt’s Lymphoma

  • Elizabeth Molyneux
  • Trijn Israels
  • Thomas Walwyn
Chapter
Part of the Current Cancer Research book series (CUCR)

Abstract

Endemic Burkitt’s lymphoma is the most common childhood tumour in parts of the world where malaria is holo-endemic. It is highly chemo-sensitive and cure rates are excellent if treated early and aggressively. Unfortunately many children arrive late and live where neither the treatment nor the supportive care is optimal.

The presentation and complications of endemic Burkitt’s lymphoma and complications and protocols of varying intensity used to treat these children with their outcomes are presented.

Keywords

Epstein Barr Virus Tumour Lysis Syndrome Palliative Care Team Mulago Hospital Bone Marrow Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Molyneux
    • 1
  • Trijn Israels
    • 2
  • Thomas Walwyn
    • 3
  1. 1.Paediatric DepartmentCollege of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Central HospitalBlantyreC.Africa
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric OncologyVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Princess Margaret Hospital for ChildrenPerthWestern Australia

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