Epstein-Barr virus reactivation in critically ill immunocompetent patients.

  title={Epstein-Barr virus reactivation in critically ill immunocompetent patients.},
  author={Nicolas Libert and Christine Bigaillon and Cyrus Chargari and Mourad Bensalah and Violaine Muller and St{\'e}phane M{\'e}rat and St{\'e}phane de Rudnicki},
  journal={Biomedical journal},
  volume={38 1},
BACKGROUND Herpes viruses can be reactivated among immunocompetent patients in intensive care unit (ICU). Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) have been the most studied. We hypothesized that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) could also be reactivated in immunocompetent patients during their stay in ICU and that this would be associated with morbidity and mortality. METHODS This prospective observational study included 90 patients with an ICU stay of ≥ 5 days. CMV and HSV were… CONTINUE READING