Burkitt's lymphoma and malaria

John L. Ziegler, Avrum Z. Bluming, Richard H. Morrow, Martin H. Cohen, Earl H. Fife, John F. Finerty, Roy Woods

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An analysis of malarial parasitaemia, splenomegaly, antimalarial antibodies, immunoglobulin levels, and reticuloendothelial phagocytic function was undertaken in patients with Burkitt's lymphoma in Uganda. The results reveal no difference between the Burkitt patients and controls, with the exception of lower IgM levels among the lymphoma patients. This study provides partial support for the epidemiological evidence incriminating malaria as a co-factor in the aetiology of Burkitt's lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-291
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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