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EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS

EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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EPIDEMIOLOGY

EBV is a DNA virus in the family Herpesviridae that infects >90% of persons by adulthood.

  • Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a disease of young adults and is more common in areas with higher standards of hygiene; infection occurs at a younger age in areas with deficient standards of hygiene.
  • EBV is spread by contact with oral secretions (e.g., by transfer of saliva during kissing) and is shed in oropharyngeal secretions by >90% of asymptomatic seropositive individuals.

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Citation

Loscalzo, Joseph, et al., editors. "EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS." Harrison's Manual of Medicine, 19th ed., McGraw Hill Inc., 2017. harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623264/all/EPSTEIN_BARR_VIRUS.
EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS. In: Loscalzo J, Jameson JL, Longo DL, et al, eds. Harrison's Manual of Medicine. 19th ed. McGraw Hill Inc.; 2017. https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623264/all/EPSTEIN_BARR_VIRUS. Accessed April 23, 2019.
EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS. (2017). In Loscalzo, J., Jameson, J. L., Longo, D. L., Hauser, S. L., Fauci, A. S., & Kasper, D. L. (Eds.), Harrison's Manual of Medicine. Available from https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623264/all/EPSTEIN_BARR_VIRUS
EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS [Internet]. In: Loscalzo J, Jameson JL, Longo DL, Hauser SL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, editors. Harrison's Manual of Medicine. McGraw Hill Inc.; 2017. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623264/all/EPSTEIN_BARR_VIRUS.
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