Epstein-Barr virus in the pathogenesis of Hodgkin's disease

R. Dolcetti, M. Boiocchi

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Epidemiologie and clinico-pathologie features of Hodgkin's disease suggest that an infectious agent may be involved in the pathogenesis of this puzzling disorder. Recently accumulated data provide direct evidence supporting a causal role of Epstein-Barr virus in a significant proportion of cases. In addition to allowing a better understanding of the complex pathogenesis of Hodgkin's disease, these virological advances, briefly reviewed herein, also constitute an important basis for the development of new therapeutic strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-25
Number of pages13
JournalBiomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Lymphomagenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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