Wilmes, E. and Wolf, Hans J.
Epstein-Barr Virus Infektionen. Neue Aspekte zur Pathogenese und Klinik ( = Epstein-Barr virus infections. New pathogenic and clinical aspects).
Laryngo-Rhino-Otologie 68 (1), pp. 36-43.
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is among the most widespread of human viruses. It causes several different diseases, such as acute infectious mononucleosis (IM), chronic active EBV-infection (cEBV), the x-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome (XLP), polyclonal and oligoclonal lymphomae in connection with immunologic disorders, as well as African Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Pathogenesis, clinical features and diagnosis are discussed. In this connection, special tests on the latency and multiplication of the Epstein-Barr virus are presented. --The Epstein-Barr virus persists in the parotid gland of healthy individuals and is secreted via saliva. It is transmitted by direct contact and responsible for infectious mononucleosis. For the first time we succeeded in proving the multiplication of the virus in the palatine tonsil during acute phase of infectious mononucleosis.
|Institutions:|| Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene|
|Herpesvirus 4, Human/physiology||MESH|
|Tumor Virus Infections/microbiology||MESH|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||15 Apr 2011 09:13|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2011 02:11|