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HIV-Related Burkitt Lymphoma

As in immunocompetent people, Burkitt lymphoma has a "starry-sky" appearance due to the numerous debris-containing macrophages (denoting rapid cell turnover). The tumor also has a high mitotic rate.

By permission of the publisher. From Banks P, et al. In Atlas of Clinical Hematology . Edited by JO Armitage. Philadelphia, Current Medicine, 2004.