Meaning of Burkitt's lymphoma in English:

Burkitt's lymphoma

Pronunciation /ˈbəːkɪts/

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • Cancer of the lymphatic system, caused by the Epstein–Barr virus, chiefly affecting children in central Africa.

    ‘Two of these viruses, Kaposis Sarcoma Associated Herpes virus and Epstein - Barr virus, predispose infected individuals to the cancers Kaposis sarcoma, Burkitt's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease.’
    • ‘EBV is associated with Hogkin's disease, Burkitt's lymphoma and stomach cancer.’
    • ‘But scientists have much more to learn about how other genetic mutations, environmental factors and infectious agents, such as the Epstein-Barr virus, work together to cause Burkitt's lymphoma.’
    • ‘The development of some types of NHL, such as Burkitt's lymphoma, may have some link to the Epstein-Barr virus (the cause of infectious mononucleosis, or mono).’
    • ‘When a patient gets the right therapy, up to 90 percent of the children with Burkitt's lymphoma recover; about half will survive Ewing's sarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma, and up to 40 percent will recover from neuroblastoma.’

Origin

1960s named after Denis P. Burkitt (1911–93), the British surgeon who described it.