Non-Hogkins lymphoma 'masquerading' as pott's disease in a 13-year old boy: A case report
Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of llorin Teaching Hospital/ University of llorin, Nigeria
O A Adegboye Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of llorin Teaching Hospital, PMB 1459 Nigeria
Lymphomas are malignant neoplasms of the lymphoid lineage which are broadly classified as either Hodgkin disease or as non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Burkitt lymphoma, a variety of NHL, is most common in sub-Saharan Africa, where it accounts for approximately one half of childhood cancers. A case of paravertebral high grade non Hodgkin's lymphoma (Lymphoblastic Lymphoma) 'masquerading' as Pott's disease in a 13-year old child is reported. A brief appraisal is provided of the clinical parameters of Burkitt's lymphoma and strategies and challenges in its management.