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

@article{Maeda2008SpectrumOE,
  title={Spectrum of Epstein-Barr virus-related diseases: a pictorial review},
  author={Eriko Maeda and Masaaki Akahane and Shigeru Kiryu and Nobuyuki Kato and Takeharu Yoshikawa and Naoto Hayashi and Shigeki Aoki and Manabu Minami and Hiroshi Uozaki and Masashi Fukayama and Kuni Ohtomo},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={4-19}
}
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… Expand
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