Volume 56, Issue 5 (6 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(5): 19-23 | Back to browse issues page

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Erfani Z, Nahid M. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibody in childhood Hodgkin's disease (HD) at Imam khomeini Medical Complex. Tehran Univ Med J. 1998; 56 (5) :19-23
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Association of EBV with the tumor cells of HD has been proven by a variety of the methods, using serologic and immunohistochemical techniques and in the recent years with molecular biologic techniques which can detect EBV genome in tumor biopsies. In this regard we prompted to perform a case control study on 25 childhood HD cases with respected to their antibodies gainst EBNA and EBV-IgM antibodies in Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran. In our study the ratio of positive titers was significantly higher among HD patients compared with age and sex-matched healthy controls.
Keywords: Hodgkin
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