Epstein-Barr virus infection and associated diseases in children

  title={Epstein-Barr virus infection and associated diseases in children},
  author={Volker Schuster and H. Kreth},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), an ubiquitous human B lymphotropic virus, is the cause of infectious mononucleosis. Moreover, EBV infection can be followed by lymphoproliferative diseases in patients with inherited and acquired immunodeficiencies. Primary EBV infection may be a threat to all children after marrow or organ transplantation or those receiving chronic immunosuppressive treatment for various other reasons. The virus has been also implicated in the pathogenesis of different malignant… CONTINUE READING