Epstein-barr Virus (EBV)JAMA A herpeslike virus that causes one of the two kinds of mononucleosis (the other is caused by CMV).
It infects the nose and throat and is contagious. EBV lies dormant in the lymph glands and has been
associated with Burkitt's lymphoma and hairy leukoplakia. See also Burkitt's Lymphoma; Cytomegalovirus; Hairy Leukoplakia.
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV, Human Herpes Virus 4):SFAF
EBV infection is common and usually asymptomatic in children, and may
cause infectious mononucleosis ("kissing disease") in young
adults. EBV lies dormant in the lymph nodes. It is associated with oral
hairy leukoplakia, lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis and some types of
cancer in people with suppressed immune systems.
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