Epstein-Barr Virus

  • Kenneth F. TrofatterJr.
Part of the Clinical Perspectives in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (CPOG)

Abstract

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was discovered growing in cultured lymphoblasts derived from patients with Burkitt’s lymphoma in 1964.1 Serologic evidence presented in 1966 also suggested a relationship between EBV and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.2 Subsequently, in 1968 EBV was demonstrated to be the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis.3 Now EBV is recognized to be a ubiquitous agent, with more than 95% of the adult population worldwide having serologic evidence of exposure.4

Keywords

Fatigue Hepatitis Lymphoma Anemia Oncol 

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