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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]


Common physical examination findings of Burkitt's lymphoma include fever, peripheral lymphadenopathy and central lymphadenopathy.

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The following physical examination findings may be present among patients with Burkitt's lymphoma:[1]







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  9. Cho BH, Shin DH, Jung YH, Park HR (2018). "Widely disseminated sporadic Burkitt lymphoma initially presented as oral manifestations in a 6-year-old boy". J Oral Biol Craniofac Res. 8 (2): 140–142. doi:10.1016/j.jobcr.2018.02.001. PMC 5993457. PMID 29892537.
  10. Okamoto T, Sekiya A, Daifu T, Doi R, Kobayashi H (2018). "Primary jejunal Burkitt lymphoma in a child: ultrasonic detection". J Surg Case Rep. 2018 (5): rjy090. doi:10.1093/jscr/rjy090. PMC 5951082. PMID 29770187.
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  12. El-Mallawany NK, Wasswa P, Mtete I, Mutai M, Stanley CC, Mtunda M; et al. (2017). "Identifying opportunities to bridge disparity gaps in curing childhood cancer in Malawi: Malignancies with excellent curative potential account for the majority of diagnoses". Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 34 (5): 261–274. doi:10.1080/08880018.2017.1395934. PMID 29190181.

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