Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Definition

Medical Definition: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)

Genetic agent of the herpesvirus family and one of the most common lies dormant in most people. The main foci of infection are the mucous membranes of the mouth, eyes, respiratory tract, genitals and anus. It has been associated with certain cancers such as Burkitt lymphoma, immunoblastic lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Also called EBV

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