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Endemic Burkitt’s Lymphoma

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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.

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  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Tumour Lysis Syndrome
  • Palliative Care Team
  • Mulago Hospital
  • Bone Marrow Disease

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Molyneux, E., Israels, T., Walwyn, T. (2013). Endemic Burkitt’s Lymphoma. In: Robertson, E. (eds) Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Current Cancer Research. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4313-1_6

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