What is the prognosis 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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Approximately 90% of pediatric patients and up to 50-60% of adults with Burkitt lymphoma/Burkitt-like lymphoma (BL/BLL) treated with current intensive chemotherapy regimens have long-term disease-free survival. Hvelange et al identified genetic differences between adult and pediatric Burkitt lymphomas, which suggests age-related heterogeneity in pathogenesis that may explain the poorer prognosis in adult patients. [26]


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