Epstein–Barr Virus and Cancer
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Rowe, M. and Rickinson, A. 2001. Epstein–Barr Virus and Cancer. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Epstein–Barr virus is widespread in all human populations, and is usually carried as an asymptomatic persistent infection. In a small minority of infected individuals the virus is associated with the pathogenesis of certain types of lymphoid and nonlymphoid cancers, including Burkitt lymphoma, posttransplant lymphomas, Hodgkin disease and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
- hodgkin disease;