Wasting disease associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection

L. Edwards, C. G. Ray, P. Meltzer, C. M. Litwin, Richard E Sobonya, S. Chipowsky

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Abstract

The importance of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) extends far beyond its capability to produce the symptoms of infectious mononucleosis, a disease often associated with transient changes in the immune system and a leukemoid reaction. More recently reactivation and chronic infection with EBV have been reported to cause subjective symptoms such as fatigue, depression, headache, myalgia and sore throat. We report here a child with similar symptoms who also had a progressive terminal wasting disease associated with recurrent cutaneous ulcers, chronic hepatitis and chronic upper airway inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-724
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume7
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1988

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Leukemoid Reaction
Skin Ulcer
Wasting Syndrome
Infectious Mononucleosis
Epstein-Barr Virus Infections
Pharyngitis
Myalgia
Chronic Hepatitis
Human Herpesvirus 4
Fatigue
Headache
Immune System
Depression
Inflammation

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Edwards, L., Ray, C. G., Meltzer, P., Litwin, C. M., Sobonya, R. E., & Chipowsky, S. (1988). Wasting disease associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 7(10), 719-724.

Wasting disease associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. / Edwards, L.; Ray, C. G.; Meltzer, P.; Litwin, C. M.; Sobonya, Richard E; Chipowsky, S.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 7, No. 10, 1988, p. 719-724.

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Edwards, L, Ray, CG, Meltzer, P, Litwin, CM, Sobonya, RE & Chipowsky, S 1988, 'Wasting disease associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection', Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 719-724.
Edwards L, Ray CG, Meltzer P, Litwin CM, Sobonya RE, Chipowsky S. Wasting disease associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1988;7(10):719-724.
Edwards, L. ; Ray, C. G. ; Meltzer, P. ; Litwin, C. M. ; Sobonya, Richard E ; Chipowsky, S. / Wasting disease associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1988 ; Vol. 7, No. 10. pp. 719-724.
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