Childhood adversity and herpesvirus latency in breast cancer survivors.

  title={Childhood adversity and herpesvirus latency in breast cancer survivors.},
  author={Christopher P Fagundes and Ronald Glaser and William B. Malarkey and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={32 3},
OBJECTIVE Childhood adversity has been linked to greater emotional and physiological sensitivity to stress. Stress has well-documented effects on cellular immunity, including enhanced herpesvirus reactivation. This study assessed whether childhood adversity was associated with the expression of two latent herpesviruses, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) in adults, and whether this association could be detected beyond the psychological distress women experienced in the aftermath… CONTINUE READING
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