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Epstein-Barr virus genome

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FA 2018 page 165--> EBV is "associated with lymphoproliferative disease in transplant patients"

katsu  EBV also targets B lymphocytes +  

Human B cells are the primary targets of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infection. In most cases EBV infection is asymptomatic because of a highly effective host immune response but some individuals develop self-limiting infectious mononucleosis, while others develop EBV-associated lymphoid or epithelial malignancies.

masonkingcobra  The pathogenesis of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) in most patients relates to the outgrowth of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive B cell proliferations in the setting of chronic T cell immunosuppression. +2