The many faces of Epstein-Barr virus.

  title={The many faces of Epstein-Barr virus.},
  author={Janet A Englund},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  volume={83 2},
          167-70, 173, 176-9
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) persists for life in a person who has been infected. Investigators are uncertain what this means to the host, particularly an immunocompromised one. EBV is the most common cause of infectious mononucleosis, but the diagnosis must be based on clinical, hematologic, and serologic criteria because other agents are the cause in about 10% of cases. EBV is the first virus to be associated with a neoplasm--Burkitt's lymphoma. This childhood malignancy is relatively common in… CONTINUE READING

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