Spectrum of Epstein-Barr virus-related diseases: a pictorial review

  title={Spectrum of Epstein-Barr virus-related diseases: a pictorial review},
  author={E. Maeda and M. Akahane and Shigeru Kiryu and N. Kato and T. Yoshikawa and N. Hayashi and S. Aoki and M. Minami and H. Uozaki and M. Fukayama and K. Ohtomo},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Radiology},
  • E. Maeda, M. Akahane, +8 authors K. Ohtomo
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Japanese Journal of Radiology
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) prevails among more than 90% of the adult population worldwide. Most primary infections occur during young childhood and cause no or only nonspecific symptoms; then the virus becomes latent and resides in lymphocytes in the peripheral blood. Inactive latent EBV usually causes no serious consequences, but once it becomes active it can cause a wide spectrum of malignancies: epithelial tumors such as nasopharyngeal and gastric carcinomas; mesenchymal tumors such as… CONTINUE READING
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