What is the global prevalence of diffuse large cell lymphoma?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Shipra Gandhi, MBBS; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In general, the age-adjusted incidence of diffuse large cell lymphomas is higher in developed countries. For males, it varied from 3.7 to 14 cases per 100,000 persons per year from 1983 to 1987. Since the late 20th century, rates for men and women have increased by 50% or more in 20 different countries. [1]

The rates by subtype, such as the subtypes Burkitt lymphoma (Epstein-Barr virus [EBV]–associated lymphoma) and human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV) type 1–associated lymphoma/leukemia, also vary widely in different geographic areas, with specific subtypes being much more frequent in their endemic areas.


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