Factors influencing time to diagnosis and initiation of treatment of endemic Burkitt Lymphoma among children in Uganda and western Kenya: a cross-sectional survey.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Infectious agents and cancer, Volume 8, Issue 1, p.36 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, Clinical Research Division, October 2013, Public Health Sciences Division, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Abstract:

Survival rates for children diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma (BL) in Africa are far below those achieved in developed countries. Late stage of presentation contributes to poor prognosis, therefore this study investigated factors leading to delays in BL diagnosis and treatment of children in Uganda and western Kenya.