Epstein-Barr-virus-induced oncogenesis in immune-deficient individuals.

Experimental and clinical evidence supports the notion that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) can become oncogenic in immune-deficient hosts. Renal transplant recipients and children with inherited immune deficiency are at high risk for lymphomagenesis. Defective immune responses to EBV permit persistence of polyclonal proliferation of B cells. Conversion from… CONTINUE READING