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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sowminya Arikapudi, M.B,B.S. [2], Kamal Akbar, M.D.[3]


Symptoms of Burkitt's lymphoma include fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, and painless swollen lymph nodes in the neck, axilla, or groin.


Patients with Burkitts lymphoma may have a positive history of:


Symptoms of Burkitt's lymphoma include:[4]

Less Common Symptoms

Less common symptoms of Burkitts lymphoma include:


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