What is the global prevalence of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: J Martin Johnston, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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A study reviewing non-Hodgkin lymphoma rates in Canada between 1970 and 1996 found that the incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma apparently increased in that nation over the 3 decades of the report. [26] The cause for this rise is unclear.

Burkitt lymphoma is significantly more common in sub-Saharan Africa than in other parts of the world, accounting for approximately one half of all childhood cancers in that region. The disease’s incidence also appears to be higher in Latin America, North Africa, and the Middle East than it is in the United States or Europe.

A retrospective study of pediatric lymphoma in a hospital in Pakistan determined that non-Hodgkin lymphoma accounted for 75% of these cases.


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