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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-120

Intraoral Burkitt's lymphoma in an HIV positive patient


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India
2 MAHE Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Chalakkara, Pallor, Mahe, India

Correspondence Address:
Vidya Ajila
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.102126

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Burkitt's lymphoma is an aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma composed of malignant cells of B lymphocyte origin. Burkitt's lymphoma is a rarity in the Indian subcontinent. Though intraoral Burkitt's lymphoma in HIV positive individuals is very uncommon, its importance lies in the fact that it is often the first sign of the underlying immunosuppression. We present a case of Burkitt's lymphoma in right maxillary region which was the first manifestation of HIV in the patient.


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