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chronic active EBV disease

Friday 13 January 2012

A chronic infectious mononucleosis-like illness caused by Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) is called ‘chronic active EBV disease’, which is defined as an EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disease.

This lymphoproliferative disease is rare and predominantly occurs in Japanese children.

Pathology

- T/NK cell type chronic active Epstein–Barr virus disease in adults: an underlying condition for Epstein–Barr virus-associated T/NK-cell lymphoma (J Clin Pathol doi : <a href="http://doi.org/10.1136/jclinpath-2011-200523)