Canterbury DHB


Burkitt Leukaemia/Lymphoma

This is a rare subtype of ALL (<5%). With intensive chemotherapy (e.g., LY10) survival in Burkitt Leukaemia and Lymphoma, i.e., patients with extensive disease, is more than 50%. In Burkitt Lymphoma allografting could be considered if CR is not achieved after the first 2 cycles of chemotherapy (Codox M and IVAC). Autografting could be considered in that situation if allografting is not practicable, and the disease can be controlled by another type of chemotherapy.


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Andrew Butler (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

December 2016

Next Review:

December 2018


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Topic Code: 8151