Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma in southern India: A comparison with a large-scale Japanese series.

@article{Kattoor2002EpsteinBarrVG,
  title={Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma in southern India: A comparison with a large-scale Japanese series.},
  author={Jayasree Kattoor and Chihaya Koriyama and Suminori Akiba and Tetsuhiko Itoh and Shan Ding and Yoshito Eizuru and Elizabeth K. Abraham and Bharathykutty Chandralekha and N. Sreedevi Amma and Madhavan Krishnan Nair},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={384-9}
}
Epidemiological and clinicopathological features of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated gastric carcinoma was compared in India and Japan, two countries differing markedly in gastric cancer incidence. Using in situ hybridization assay, the presence of EBV-encoded small RNA (EBER) was examined in 215, and 2,011 gastric cancer cases in Kerala, India, and Japan, respectively. Ten cases (5%), all males, in the Indian series were EBER-positive. This frequency was similar to that in the Japanese… CONTINUE READING
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