Burkitt's Lymphoma

Common Name(s)

Burkitt's Lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma is a rare, aggressive B-cell lymphoma that accounts for 30 to 50% of lymphomas in children but only 1 to 2% of lymphomas in adults ({10:Harris and Horning, 2006}). It results from chromosomal translocations that involve the MYC gene ({190080}) and either the lambda or the kappa light chain immunoglobulin genes ({147220}, {147200}). Burkitt lymphoma is causally related to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), although the pathogenetic mechanisms are not clear.
 

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Burkitt's Lymphoma" returned 468 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnosis of Relapsed Burkitt's Lymphoma in a Urine Sample: an Unusual "FISHing" Expedition.
 

Author(s): Nadav Sarid, Sigi Kay, Avital Angel, Luba Trakhtenbrot, Odelia Amit, Yair Herishanu, Chava Perry

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 Oct;17(10):648-9.

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2015

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Acute pancreatitis due to pancreatic involvement of Burkitt's lymphoma in a child.
 

Author(s): Cengiz Erol, Doğan Köse, Hasan Ali Yüksekkaya, Yavuz Köksal

Journal: Turk J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jan;26(1):67-8.

 

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2015

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Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma masquerading as Burkitt's lymphoma in bone marrow.
 

Author(s): I K Tailor, I Motabi, N Alshehry, S Zaidi, L Algwaiz

Journal: Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2015 Mar;8(1):38-9.

 

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2015

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The terms "Burkitt's Lymphoma" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Link between Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and Endemic Burkitt's Lymphoma-New Insight into a 50-Year-Old Enigma.
 

Author(s): David Thorley-Lawson, Kirk W Deitsch, Karen A Duca, Charles Torgbor

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Last Updated: 22 Jan 2016

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Burkitt's lymphoma developing post liver transplantation: posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders international survey.
 

Author(s): Hossein Khedmat, Mohammad Ebrahim Ghamar-Chehreh, Mohsen Amini, Saeed Taheri

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Nov;25(6):1290-2.

 

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2014

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Burkitt's lymphoma masquerading as appendicitis--two case reports and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Elroy P Weledji, Marcelin N Ngowe, John S Abba

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Two cases of Burkitt's lymphoma masquerading as appendicitis are reported herein. The diagnoses were made post-operatively from the appendix specimen in one case and from an ileocecal resection specimen for cecal fistula complicating an appendicectomy in the second case. These cases ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Short Term Intensified Chemo-immunotherapy in HIV-positive Patients With Burkitt Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: HIV; Burkitt's Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2012

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Phase II Study of Dose-Adjusted EPOCH-Rituximab in Adults With Untreated Burkitt Lymphoma and c-MYC+ Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Burkitt Lymphoma; Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, c-MYC Positive; Plasmablastic Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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Trial for the Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Mature B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL), Burkitt's Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) and Other High-Grade Lymphoma in Adults
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Burkitt's Lymphoma; Burkitt's Leukemia; Mediastinal Neoplasms; Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Large Cell Anaplastic Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 29 May 2008

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