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can you tell me about the burkitt lymphoma?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Agressive lymphoma: Burkitt's lymphoma is a very agressive b cell-non hodgkin's lymphoma. When you see it under microscope it gives you appearance of starry sky pattern.Usually presented with a rapid enlargement of lymph nodes and often times is associated with symptoms-like fevers, chils, night sweats, unintentional weight loss etc. It requires agressive chemotherapy. See more at the www.Lls.Org.
Answered on Apr 8, 2013
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Dr. Hernani Cualing
30 years experience Pathology
Viral Associated: The Burkitt lymphoma described by Dennis Burkitt in equatorial Africa occured in young kids with Epstein Barr virus infection as facial bulky masses. Sporadic Burkitt's elsewhere happen in all age group, not viral but oncogene related. Although highly fatal, once treated correctly, these respond exquisitely. Modern ancillary test like flow cytometry, Myc molecular histology could enhance Dx.
Answered on Jul 12, 2015

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