Epidemiology of Burkitt's lymphoma in Enugu, Nigeria

  title={Epidemiology of Burkitt's lymphoma in Enugu, Nigeria},
  author={Tagbo Oguonu and Ifeoma Josephine Emodi and Winifred Kaine},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  volume={22 4},
Forty-four children between 3 and 14 years of age with Burkitt's lymphoma were studied at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria from November 1991 to March 1995. Mean age at presentation was 7.6 years with a male:female ratio of 2.7:1. Eighty-six per cent of the patients lived in a rural area. Of the 23 (52%) from Enugu State, 16 were living in contiguous local government areas with ten clustered round the middle of the year. All the children were of the lowest socio… CONTINUE READING