Epstein-Barr virus

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Micrograph showing an EBER (Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-encoded small RNAs) positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma. (WC)

The Epstein-Barr virus, abbreviated EBV, is virus implicated in several types of cancer.



  • The virus is Epstein... the tricuspid abnormality is Ebstein.






  • Variable - see specific pathologies in Associations section.
    • +/-Atypical lymphocytes.
    • +/-Hemophagocytosis (uncommon).



  • Mixed population of CD3 & CD20 -- in benign.


See also


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