The Epstein Barr virus and gastric carcinoma.

  title={The Epstein Barr virus and gastric carcinoma.},
  author={N Andal and Palanivel Shanthi and Kanakeswary Krishnan and V Taralaxmi},
  journal={Indian journal of pathology & microbiology},
  volume={46 1},
The Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is one of the viruses implicated in the pathogenesis of malignant tumors. Its association with Burkitt's Lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and certain cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma is well known. More recently this virus has been found to be associated with gastric carcinoma. Studies on this association, in our country are lacking. We have studied 37 cases of carcinoma using immunohistochemistry for LMP1 protein. Most workers have found an expression of latency type… CONTINUE READING