Flashcards in Cytomegalovirus, EBV, Kaposi's Sarcoma- Associated Herpesvirus II Deck (48)
When is EBV infection common?
Infection at early age in low socioeconomic setting
Infection in adolescence and early adulthood in higher socioeconomic setting
Infection in adolescence and early adulthood in higher socioeconomic setting can lead to what?
How much of the adult population have antibodies to EBV?
90 to 95% of adult population contains antibody to EBV
What can EBV cause in immunocompromised patients?
Oral hairy leukoplakia (think HIV!)
What can EBV cause in transplant patients?
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease
What cancers is EBV associated with?
-Multiple sclerosis (?)
How does EBV spread?
What is the incubation period for EBV?
Where does the initial replication for EBV occur?
oropharyngeal epithelium then spread to lymphocytes and then liver and spleen
Where does EBV remain latent?
- throat epithelium
- B cells
Oral shedding of virus occurs for many weeks
What are the symptoms of EBV?
-infectious mono- fever for one to two weeks, malaise, LAD (recovery uneventful)
How is EBV diagnosed?
-based on symptoms and presence of at least 50% atypical, large lymphocytes with lobulated nuclei
-can also include looking for heterophilic antibodies (mono spot test)
What would the large lymphocytes be indicative of?
T-cells responding to infection, not the infected B cells
What are some important antigenic markers of EBV?
-EBNA (EBV muclear antigens)
-VCA (viral capsid antigen)
What does conversion to anti-EBNA IgG indicate?
resolution of primary infection
What does anti-VCA IgM indicate?
What does anti-VCA IgG without anti-EBNA indicate?
What does anti-VCA IgG with anti-EBNA indicate?
What is EA?
Where is EA detected?
cells that do not produce virus
What do heterophile antibodies do?
agglutinate sheep red blood cells
Are heterophiles antibodies present in all EBV patients?
No. If present, will distinguish EBV mono from CMV mono
What is the treatment of EBV? Oral leukoplakia?
-supportive for mono; withhold athletes due to possible spleen inflammation
-treatment for oral leukoplakia is acyclovir
How does EBV cause PTLD?
Uncontrolled proliferation of B cells due to their transformation by EBV and the absence of CTLs to control them
What patient population has the highest risk of PTLD?
seronegative transplant recipients in the first year
What is the treatment for PTLD?
a. stop immunosuppression
i. Must monitor for rejection
ii. ACV not useful because the infection is latent, virus is not replicating
Burkitt lymphoma is associated with what three factors?
-Early EBV infection leading to latency (a. Outside of Africa, only 20% of BL patients have EBV genomes in tumor)
-Activation of c-myc
T or F. Burkitt is treatable
T. Early detection allows cure rate of 80%
What cell line is neoplastic in nasopharyngeal carcinoma?