Annals of Nigerian Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 38--41

Epstein-Barr virus and associated head and neck manifestations


Nitul Jain1, Vishwas Bhatia2, Sohail Lattoo3 
1 Department of Oral Pathology, Eklavya Dental College and Hospital, Kotputli, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Eklavya Dental College and Hospital, Kotputli, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Nitul Jain
Department of Oral Pathology, Eklavya Dental College and Hospital, Kotputli - 303 108, Rajasthan
India

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also called human herpes virus 4, is a virus of the herpes family, having linear double-stranded DNA as its genome. It is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis. Besides this, EBV is also associated with particular forms of malignancy, particularly Hodgkin«SQ»s lymphoma, Burkitt«SQ»s lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma, all of which may show their prime manifestations in head and neck area, for which patient may seek a dentist referral initially. In addition, EBV is linked with oral hairy leukoplakia, which may be an earliest oral manifestation of HIV infection. This review article primarily deals with clinical manifestations of diseases associated with EBV infection particularly in head and neck area.


How to cite this article:
Jain N, Bhatia V, Lattoo S. Epstein-Barr virus and associated head and neck manifestations.Ann Nigerian Med 2011;5:38-41


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Jain N, Bhatia V, Lattoo S. Epstein-Barr virus and associated head and neck manifestations. Ann Nigerian Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jul 11 ];5:38-41
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