Gammaherpesviruses and lymphoproliferative disorders.

  title={Gammaherpesviruses and lymphoproliferative disorders.},
  author={Ethel Cesarman},
  journal={Annual review of pathology},
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV), formally designated human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4) and 8 (HHV-8), respectively, are viruses that can cause a variety of cancers in humans. EBV is found in non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphomas, as well as in lymphoproliferative disorders, which occur more commonly but not exclusively in individuals with immunodeficiency. EBV also causes nonlymphoid malignancies such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma. KSHV causes primary effusion lymphomas… CONTINUE READING
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