One hundred eighteen patients between 4 and 69 yr were investigated with the immunofluorescence test for Epstein Barr virus antibodies before and after cardiac operations using the heart lung machine. Forty one patients had no antibodies before surgery (35%). In 28 of these no antibodies could be detected after operation whereas in 13 (11%) a rise in antibody titre indicated active infection. In 18 patients with antibodies before the operation the titre rose postoperatively either due to a boostering effect or to superinfection. In the remaining patients the titre was unchanged. A posttransfusion syndrome did not occur in any patient. The investigations show that the Epstein Barr virus can be transmitted from donor to receiver by blood transfusion.
|Translated title of the contribution||Morphologic findings in pancreatic tumors associated with hyperinsulinism|
|Title of host publication||FOLIA ENDOCR.|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1973|
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