Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Burkitt’s Lymphoma

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_482-2

Childhood disease due to infections with the Epstein-Barr virus causing tumors only in regions where malaria is endemic, while the virus occurs worldwide. Thus the outbreak of such lymphoma tumors is probably related with a malaria-induced immunosuppression.

Keywords

Childhood Disease Lymphoma Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany