Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor specialist Home Care anorexia diet pain in adults pain in children side effects taking control warning signs Outlook Complications Underlying Cause Types Anatomy
African Lymphoma Evaluation
- Lymph node swelling in the neck and in the area just above the collarbone (clavicle)
- Lymph nodes are usually nontender, firm, mobile, rubbery, and larger than 2 cm
- Liver enlargement
- Spleen enlargement
Testing is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma.
Tests that may be used to evaluate Burkitt lymphoma include:
- Coagulation profile
- Lactate dehydrogenase level
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
- Complete blood count
- Peripheral blood smear:
- Usually shows abnormally high numbers of lymphocytes. The lymphocytes will also have an abnormal shape, size or character when viewed under a microscope.
- Liver profile
- Kidney profile
Other tests that may be used to evaluate Burkitt lymphoma include:
Imaging tests that may be used to evaluate Burkitt lymphoma include:
Continue to African Lymphoma Treatment
PubMed African Lymphoma References
- Brady G, MacArthur GJ, Farrell PJ. Epstein-Barr virus and Burkitt lymphoma. J Clin Pathol. 2007 Dec;60(12):1397-402. 
- Haralambieva E, Boerma EJ, van Imhoff GW, et al. Clinical, immunophenotypic, and genetic analysis of adult lymphomas with morphologic features of burkitt lymphoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2005 Aug;29(8):1086-94. 
- Thornburg CD, Roulston D, Castle VP. Burkitt lymphoma and Williams syndrome: a model for children with a multisystem disorder and malignancy. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2005 Feb;27(2):109-11.