Long-term shedding of infectious epstein-barr virus after infectious mononucleosis.

@article{FafiKremer2005LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term shedding of infectious epstein-barr virus after infectious mononucleosis.},
  author={Samira Fafi-Kremer and Patrice Morand and J P Brion and Patricia Pav{\`e}se and Monique Baccard and Raphaele Germi and Odile Genoulaz and Sandrine Nicod and Michel Jolivet and Rob W H Ruigrok and Jean Paul Stahl and J M Seigneurin},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={191 6},
  pages={985-9}
}
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA loads in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), plasma, and saliva, as well as infectivity of the virus in saliva, were evaluated in 20 patients for 6 months after the onset of infectious mononucleosis (IM). All patients displayed sustained high EBV DNA loads in the saliva, associated with a persistent infectivity of saliva at day 180. EBV DNA load in PBMCs decreased significantly from day 0 to day 180 (in spite of a viral rebound between day 30 and day 90 in… CONTINUE READING

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