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glossary:burkitt_s_tumor [2013/01/30 09:50] (current)
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|+||Burkitt's lymphoma, Burkitt's tumor|
|+||A form of undifferentiated malignant lymphoma in humans and primates, especially marmosets and some gibbons. Usually found in central Africa, but also reported from other areas, and manifested most often as a large osteolytic lesion in the jaw or as an abdominal mass; called also African lymphoma.|
|+||The Epstein-Barr virus (EB virus), a gammaherpes virus, has been isolated from Burkitt's lymphoma cells in culture, and has been implicated as a causative agent. The same virus causes the relatively benign, though debilitating, disease infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever) of humans.|
|+||Also known as Burkitt's Lymphoma|