International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)

Prevalence of Burkitt’s lymphoma among lymphoma patients in Enugu State university teaching hospital (ESUTH) Parklane from 2006-2011


Henry E Aloh, Omorodion NT, Abdulmuni Lawal Ahmed, Achukwu PU

Burkitt’s lymphoma is a highly aggressive and uncommon type of lymphoma identified and described in the last century by Denis Parson Burkitt in Africa, in areas endemic to malaria. Th main aim of this project Prevalence of Burkitt lymphoma in Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) Parklane is to ascertain the prevalence rate, and also the Histomorphological pattern of Burkitt lymphoma in Enugu State Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) Parklane. Two hundred (200) paraffin blocks of lymphoma patients diagnosed and treated in Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) Parklane were sorted from 2006 to 2011. Fifty (50) of the blocks were Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and only fourteen (14) blocks were Burkitt’s lymphoma. Haemotoxylin and Eosin staining Technique was used and the stained Burkitt’s lymphoma sections have starry sky appearance. The data presentations showed that in Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) Parklane, Burkitt lymphoma affects males than females, affects children average age seven (7) than others, the rare nature of Burkitt lymphoma, cervical lymph node as the highest primary sites of Burkitt lymphoma and finally the decrease in the incidence and prevalence of Burkitt lymphoma in Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) Parklane due to decreasing Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and Human Immune Virus (HIV) infection and also increasing poverty alleviation.
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