Endemic Burkitt's lymphoma: a polymicrobial disease
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Department of Pediatrics
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; B-Lymphocytes; Burkitt Lymphoma; Dendritic Cells; *Endemic Diseases; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections; Herpesvirus 4, Human; Humans; Malaria, Falciparum; Plasmodium falciparum
Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Pediatrics
Endemic Burkitt's lymphoma is the most common childhood cancer in equatorial Africa. Two ubiquitous human pathogens are thought to be responsible for the aetiology of this disease: Epstein-Barr virus and Plasmodium falciparum malaria. New data suggest how these two pathogens might interact to result in disease and provide insights into the emerging concepts of polymicrobial disease pathogenesis.
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Citation: Nat Rev Microbiol. 2005 Feb;3(2):182-7. Link to article on publisher's site
Rochford, Rosemary A.; Cannon, Martin J.; and Moormann, Ann M., "Endemic Burkitt's lymphoma: a polymicrobial disease" (2005). Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations. 412.