What is Burkitt Lymphoma?

Burkitt lymphoma is lymphatic cancer that affects B-lymphocytes, which are immune cells that produce solid tumors in the lymphoid organs. It’s also a ‘Non-Hodgkin lymphoma’ in medical terms. It is notable for the extraordinarily high rate of malignant cell proliferation. There are three major categories of Burkitt lymphoma, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) classification system. The ‘endemic’ or classic Burkitt lymphoma is the most common form. This was first discovered in an African field where malaria was and still is rife.

Later on, two further forms were discovered. In terms of pathogenesis, manifestations, and frequency, and spread, the three forms differ. Burkitt lymphoma can affect a variety of organs and organ systems, resulting in a wide range of clinical signs and symptoms. As it spreads to the bone marrow and central nervous system, it becomes much more difficult to treat.