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What are the different types of Burkitt lymphoma?

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There are three types of Burkitt lymphoma:

  • Endemic (African). Endemic Burkitt lymphoma primarily affects African children ages 4 to 7.
  • Sporadic (non-African). Sporadic Burkitt lymphoma occurs worldwide. Globally, it accounts for 1% to 2% of adult lymphoma cases. In the U.S. and Western Europe, it accounts for up to 40% of pediatric lymphoma cases.
  • Immunodeficiency-associated. This type of Burkitt lymphoma is most common in people with HIV/AIDS.

SOURCES:
Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas."
Ferry, J. The Oncologist, 2006.
Macmillan.org: "Burkitt lymphoma and Burkitt-like lymphoma."
Merck Manual Home Edition: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas."
Perkins, A. Hematology, 2008.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 9, 2019

SOURCES:
Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas."
Ferry, J. The Oncologist, 2006.
Macmillan.org: "Burkitt lymphoma and Burkitt-like lymphoma."
Merck Manual Home Edition: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas."
Perkins, A. Hematology, 2008.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 9, 2019

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