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May 26, 1969

The Lymphomas of Brazilian Children

Author Affiliations

Patricia Frost
From the School of Medicine, São Paulo University; the Hospital A. C. Camargo, Associaçao Paulista de Combate ao Cancer (Dr. Erlich); and the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Santa Casa de Misericordia de São Paulo (Dr. Marigo), Brazil.

JAMA. 1969;208(8):1365-1368. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160080029006

The pattern of children's lymphomas in Brazil appears to be intermediate between that in Kenya and in the United States. Infection with EB virus is as prevalent in Brazil as in Africa and the United States, and antibody levels are high among the lymphomas as a group. Hodgkin's disease is the most conspicuous lymphoma of Brazilian children.