Title

Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)

Division

East Florida

Hospital

St. Lucie

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

6-4-2020

Keywords

virus diseases, epstein-barr virus infections

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Family Medicine | Virus Diseases

Abstract

Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is a double-stranded DNA virus that infects B lymphocyte cells. It is in the herpesvirus family and was discovered in 1964.[1][2] It can cause a variety of diseases and is spread mainly from saliva containing virus-infected epithelial cells.[1][3] Close to 95% of adults throughout the world have been infected with EBV.[2] It is a causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. Treatment is generally supportive care.[1]

Publisher or Conference

StatPearls

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