Contribution of the Epstein-Barr Virus to the Pathogenesis of Hodgkin Lymphoma

Paul Murray, Andrew Bell

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The morphology of the pathognomonic Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg cells (HRS) of Hodgkin lymphoma was described over a century ago, yet it was only relatively recently that the B-cell origin of these cells was identified. In a proportion of cases, HRS cells harbour monoclonal forms of the B lymphotropic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This review summarises current knowledge of the pathogenesis of Hodgkin lymphoma with a particular emphasis on the contribution of EBV.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpstein Barr Virus Volume 1
Subtitle of host publicationOne Herpes Virus: Many Diseases
EditorsChristian Münz
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-22822-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-22821-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameCurrent Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
ISSN (Print)0070-217X
ISSN (Electronic)2196-9965


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