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The Inuit cancer pattern is characterized by high frequencies of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)-associated carcinomas of the nasopharynx and salivary glands. The reasons are unknown, but genetic and environmental factors are believed to be involved. Using data from the well-defined Inuit population in Greenland we investigated whether migration to Denmark(More)
Approximately 9% of gastric carcinomas worldwide are associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), making it the most frequent EBV-associated malignancy. Pernicious anemia, a condition with chronic gastritis and achlorhydria, is strongly associated with gastric carcinoma. Both chronic inflammation and the lack of stomach acid may influence the likelihood of EBV(More)
Unlike mucocutaneous infections, disseminated herpes simplex virus infections are rare and often fatal owing to acute liver failure (ALF). Typically, the course of the disease is rapid and the lack of specific symptoms may result in delay in diagnosis. This study reports a case of genital herpes caused by herpes simplex-type 2 that resulted in ALF. The(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with 8% of gastric carcinomas (GC) worldwide, being the most frequent EBV-associated malignancy with 80,000 new cases per year. The association is based on the presence of clonal EBV products in gastric tumour cells, and elevated EBV antibodies in pre-diagnostic sera. EBV-associated GC are twice as common in males and(More)
Despite more than 15 years of available highly active anti-retroviral therapy treatment, HIV-positive individuals still have a two-third shorter life-expectancy in comparison with the general population. Six studies of individuals with HIV (n = 235,854) were analysed with 7,898 deaths, of which 90% had a known cause. 42% were still due to AIDS, followed by(More)
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