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Table 1 Distribution of non Hodgkin lymphoma types by Epstein Barr (EBER) test result, Makerere University, 1990-2000

From: EBV, HHV8 and HIV in B cell non Hodgkin lymphoma in Kampala, Uganda

Lymphoma type EBER RESULT Total
  Positive (%) Negative (%)  
Burkitt lymphoma 79(91.9) 7(8.1) 86
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma 8(44.4) 10(55.6) 18
Precursor B lymphoblastic lymphoma 0(0.0) 1(100) 1
Mantle cell lymphoma 0(0.0) 4(100) 4
Total 87(79.8) 22 (20.2) 109
  1. BL cases were more likely to test positive for EBV than the others, OR 4.9(95% CI 2.0 - 11.7) p < 0.01)