[ bur-kits ]
/ ˈbɜr kɪts /
a type of poorly differentiated malignant lymphoma, mainly afflicting children in central Africa, characterized by a large, bone-destroying lesion of the jaw, an abdominal mass, or more diffuse disease: believed to be associated with Epstein-Barr virus.
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Origin of Burkitt's lymphoma
named after Denis Parsons Burkitt (born 1911), Irish physician, who identified the malignancy in Uganda in 1957
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Medical definitions for burkitt's lymphoma
[ bûr′kĭts ]
An undifferentiated malignant lymphoma usually occurring among children in central Africa, characterized by a large osteolytic lesion in the mandible or by a mass in the retroperitoneal area and associated with the Epstein-Barr virus.
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