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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-109

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

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O A Adegboye
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of llorin Teaching Hospital, PMB 1459
Nigeria
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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.


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