Association of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) genome with Hodgkin's disease (HD) histological subtypes was investigated using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A highly significant association of EBV genome with the mixed cellularity (MC) subtype (10 positive out of 15 cases; 66%) was observed, suggesting a possible etiopathogenetic role of EBV in the induction of this subset. By contrast, a markedly lower frequency of association with EBV genome was found in nodular sclerosis (NS) (12 positive out of 46 cases; 26%) and in nodular lymphocytic predominance (NLP) (0 positive out of 5 cases) HD subtypes. In addition, in the NS series, the presence of EBV genome was mainly restricted to the 'cellular phase' NS subset. This finding strengthens the possibility, suggested by clinico-pathological features and survival rates, that 'cellular phase NS' is a disease more akin to MC than to typical NS HD.
|Titolo:||Association of Epstein-Barr virus genome with mixed cellularity and cellular phase nodular sclerosis Hodgkin's disease subtypes|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1992|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|