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Burkitt 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:
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PubMed Burkitt 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.