What is the global prevalence of Burkitt lymphoma/Burkitt-like lymphoma (BL/BLL)?

Updated: Dec 20, 2019
  • Author: Ali H Kanbar, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Globally, Burkitt lymphoma is endemic in certain regions of equatorial Africa and other tropical locations between latitudes 10° south and 10° north. Incidence in these areas of endemic disease is 100 per million children. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is found in nearly all cases. In endemic areas, there seems to be a correlation with the geographic distribution of endemic malaria. [23, 24] (See Etiology and Pathophysiology.)


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