Human cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus in etiopathogenesis of apical periodontitis: a systematic review.

@article{Jakovljevic2014HumanCA,
  title={Human cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus in etiopathogenesis of apical periodontitis: a systematic review.},
  author={A Jakovljevic and M Andric},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={6-15}
}
INTRODUCTION During the last decade, a hypothesis has been established that human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) may be implicated in the pathogenesis of apical periodontitis. The aim of this review was to analyze the available evidence that indicates that HCMV and EBV can actually contribute to the pathogenesis of periapical lesions and to answer the following focused question: is there a relationship between HCMV and EBV DNA and/or RNA detection and the clinical features… CONTINUE READING
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