Epstein-Barr Virus Infection/Infectious Mononucleosis

  • James McSherry


First detected in African Burkitt’s lymphoma cells in 19641 the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was identified as the cause of infectious mononucleosis (IM) in 19682 when a laboratory worker developed antibodies to the virus during an episode of IM. Large-scale seroepidemiologic studies subsequently confirmed the role of EBV in IM. It has also been implicated as an etiologic factor in nasopharyngeal carcinoma, B-cell lymphomas, and oral hairy leukoplakia.


Infectious Mononucleosis Slide Test Viral Capsid Antigen Heterophile Antibody Oral Hairy Leukoplakia 
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