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Possible Burkitt's Lymphoma? Help for my son....
My 18-year-old son has been very ill for several months.  He became suddenly ill last summer and has not been well one day since.  He has had fatigue, widespread pain, severe headaches, jaw pain, swelling under his chin, sharp stabbing pains throughout his body, burning and itching sensations of the skin.  After seeing several different doctors and specialists with no answers, we began to wonder if he had Lyme disease.  We went to see yet another specialist who ordered a whole new long list of lab tests.  His results showed some lab work that is very concerning.

His Epstein-Barr tests were all positive.  His interleukin-6 was elevated at 8.2.  He had elevated T-cells and B-cells, which the lab remakred could be indicative of Burkitt's lymphoma.  He also had an elevated TSH, elevated sed rate and elevated C-reactive protein.  He will be seeing an oncologist next week to further investigate this.

I am simply looking for some guidance here, or to talk with someone who is more familiar with lymphoma and the above tests to give me some insight.  Thank you.
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Hi Rockchick,
I am not an expert but as someone who frequents this message board, I couldn't help but feel for you. If you don't get the info you're looking for, all I can suggest is that you go ask your question of Dr. Neha Dahiya at allexperts.com: http://www.allexperts.com/el/1640-9/Pathology/
She is very knowledgable, understandable, and sympathetic. I hope this helps.
-Kevin
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