Immunodeficiency-Associated Burkitt’s lymphoma in pediatric patients: a clinical case report.

  • Samuel Urbano Stomatology and Oral Surgery at Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Erich López Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, Hospital Infantil Napoleón Franco Pareja. Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Jonathan Harris Department of Oral Medicine, Dental Clinic of Corporación Universitaria Rafael Núñez.


Burkitt’s lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is a neoplastic monoclonal proliferation of lymphoid cells in areas of the immune system. It can occur in HIV-positive patients, as AIDS is related to the development of non- Hodgkin lymphoma. Burkitt's lymphoma is a rare subtype, highly prevalent in patients with AIDS. Incisional biopsy, in situ hybridization and computerized axial tomography are the appropriate tests to determine the characterize of the lesions. The case of a 4-year-old HIV-positive patient, who developed Burkitt’s lymphoma of the oral cavity, is reported in this paper. The aim of this case report is to describe the course of the pathology, taking into account its clinical imaging characteristics and treatment.


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How to Cite
URBANO, Samuel; LÓPEZ, Erich; HARRIS, Jonathan. Immunodeficiency-Associated Burkitt’s lymphoma in pediatric patients: a clinical case report.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 4, p. 141-144, apr. 2018. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 aug. 2021. doi:


HIV; Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma; Burkitt's Lymphoma; oral cavity.