Burkitt Leukemia. Definition

Medical Definition: Burkitt Leukemia

Type of leukemia (blood cancer) fast growth rare in which too many white blood cells are called B lymphocytes in the blood and bone marrow. You can start in the lymph nodes, as in Burkitt's lymphoma and then spread to the blood and bone marrow, or it may begin in the blood and bone marrow without involvement of the lymph nodes. Both Burkitt leukemia and Burkitt's lymphoma have been linked to infection with Epstein-Barr virus.

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