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Associations between Burkitt Lymphoma among children in Malawi and infection with HIV, EBV and malaria: results from a case-control study

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Background: Burkitt lymphoma, a childhood cancer common in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, has been associated with Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and malaria, but its association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is not clear. Methodology/principal findings: We conducted a case-control study of Burkitt lymphoma among children (aged ≤15 years) admitted to the pediatric oncology unit in Blantyre, Malawi between July 2005 and July 2006. Cases were 148 children diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma and c...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0002505

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
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"College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi"
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Department of Pediatrics
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
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"College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi"
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Department of Histopathology
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"College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi"
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Department of Surgery
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
6
Article number:
e2505
Publication date:
2008-06-01
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1932-6203
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English
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2008-11-28

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