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Mapping the Epidemiology of Kaposi Sarcoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Among Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review.

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Rees CA, Keating EM, Lukolyo H, Danysh HE, Scheurer ME, Mehta PS, Lubega J, Slone JS, ,


Rees CA, Keating EM, Lukolyo H, Danysh HE, Scheurer ME, Mehta PS, Lubega J, Slone JS, , (click to view)

Rees CA, Keating EM, Lukolyo H, Danysh HE, Scheurer ME, Mehta PS, Lubega J, Slone JS, ,

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Pediatric blood & cancer 2016 4 15() doi 10.1002/pbc.26021

Abstract

Children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk of developing Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) compared to HIV-negative children. We compiled currently published epidemiologic data on KS and NHL among children in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Among countries with available data, the median incidence of KS was 2.05/100,000 in the general pediatric population and 67.35/100,000 among HIV-infected children. The median incidence of NHL was 1.98/100,000 among the general pediatric population, while data on NHL incidence among HIV-infected children were lacking. Larger regional studies are needed to better address the dearth of epidemiologic information on pediatric KS and NHL in SSA.

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