Before the indentification of the tumor syndrome which subsequently became known as Burkitt’s lymphoma, workers in different parts of tropical Africa had recognized an undue prevalence of a number of apparently unconnected tumors in children. These included retinoblastoma, neuroblastoma, sarcomas of the upper and lower jaws and granulosa-cell tumors of the ovary, all of which were composed of small round cells with similar histological appearances. A flaccid paraplegia of rapid onset without evidence of vertebral collapse and tumors of the long bones of the limbs were seen more frequently than might be expected.
KeywordsInfectious Mononucleosis Small Round Cell Vertebral Collapse Flaccid Paraplegia Immunological Implication
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