Socioeconomic constraints to effective management of Burkitt's lymphoma in south-eastern Nigeria.

@article{Meremikwu2005SocioeconomicCT,
  title={Socioeconomic constraints to effective management of Burkitt's lymphoma in south-eastern Nigeria.},
  author={Martin M. Meremikwu and John E. Ehiri and Dennis George Nkanga and Ekerette Emmanuel Udoh and Offiong Francis Ikpatt and E O Alaje},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={92-8}
}
This paper presents health outcomes and associated socioeconomic factors of 41 children admitted to a tertiary care institution in south-east Nigeria with Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) between 1987 and 2004. BL responds well to chemotherapy and does not pose a significant threat to health in industrialized nations. However, in resource-poor settings where it is endemic, socioeconomic factors significantly affect access to care for affected children, making this readily treatable condition a cause of… CONTINUE READING

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