Measles virus: evidence of an association with Hodgkin's disease

  title={Measles virus: evidence of an association with Hodgkin's disease},
  author={Daniel Benharroch and Yonat Shemer-Avni and Y Y Myint and Amalia G. Levy and E Mejirovsky and Irena Suprun and Y Shendler and Isebrand Prinsloo and Samuel Ariad and Bracha Rager-Zisman and Martin Sacks and Jacob Gopas},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={572 - 579}
The quest for an infectious agent that may account for cases of Hodgkin's disease (HD) especially in young adults has proven vain until lately. We have recently reported findings that suggested the presence of measles virus (MV) antigens and MV RNA in the tissues of patients with HD. Support for an association between MV and HD has been provided by recent epidemiological findings relating the occurrence of HD to exposure to measles in pregnancy and the perinatal period. We now present further… CONTINUE READING