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Table 2 The various explanations for Burkitt’s lymphoma by traditional healers

From: The role of traditional healers in the diagnosis and management of Burkitt lymphoma in Cameroon: understanding the challenges and moving forward

EXPLANATION FREQUENCY PERCENTAGE FREQUENCY
Witch craft 35 16%
Spleen diseases(enlargement) 35 16%
No explanation 27 13%
Abscess/ Boil 13 6%
Side pain 10 5%
Belly bite 9 4%
Liver disease 8 4%
Informant does not know 8 4%
Hernia 6 3%
Toothache/ dental problem 6 3%
Poison 6 3%
Bladder stone 5 2%
Abdominal disease 4 2%
Leg problem (paralysis) 4 2%
Growth/cancer 4 2%
‘Boh’(Mushroom) 3 1%
Worms 3 1%
Sinusitis 3 1%
Frog in the abdomen 2 1%
Faecal mass 2 1%
Malaria 2 1%
Kwashiokor 2 1%
Mumps 2 1%
Strong sick 1 0.5%
Goitre 1 0.5%
Rheumatism 1 0.5%
Yellow fever 1 0.5%
Overeating 1 0.5%
Lung disease 1 0.5%
Growth pains 1 0.5%
Child abuse 1 0.5%
Double umbilicus 1 0.5%
Child’s shadow not in body 1 0.5%
Dirt in the belly 1 0.5%
Injury after fall 1 0.5%
Palpitations 1 0.5%
Moving object in the body 1 0.5%
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