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Preferred term

Herpesvirus 4, Human  


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Broader concept

Entry terms

  • Burkitt Herpesvirus
  • Burkitt Lymphoma Virus
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma Virus
  • Burkitts Lymphoma Virus
  • EBV
  • E B Virus
  • E-B Virus
  • E-B Viruses
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Herpesvirus 4 (gamma), Human
  • Herpesvirus, Burkitt
  • HHV-4
  • Human Herpesvirus 4
  • Infectious Mononucleosis Virus
  • Infectious Mononucleosis Viruses
  • Lymphoma Virus, Burkitt
  • Mononucleosis Viruses, Infectious
  • Mononucleosis Virus, Infectious


  • infection = EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS INFECTIONS or its indentions

Scope note

  • The type species of LYMPHOCRYPTOVIRUS, subfamily GAMMAHERPESVIRINAE, infecting B-cells in humans. It is thought to be the causative agent of INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS and is strongly associated with oral hairy leukoplakia (LEUKOPLAKIA, HAIRY;), BURKITT LYMPHOMA; and other malignancies.

History note

  • 94; was EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS 1978-93; was BURKITT'S LYMPHOMA VIRUS 1969-77 (Prov 1969-72)

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