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Epstein–Barr Virus in Cutaneous Pathology

Fernandez-Flores, Angel MD, PhD

The American Journal of Dermatopathology: December 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 8 - p 763–786
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e318287e0c6
CME Article

Abstract: Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous double-stranded DNA gamma herpes virus and it is present in 95% of adults. EBV infection is seen in many oncological conditions, although there is controversy regarding whether EBV is causative, a cofactor, or just a coincidental infection. Some of these conditions involve the skin as the main or as a secondary organ. In this report, we review several tumoral and nontumoral cutaneous conditions, which are related to EBV infection, and describe the epidemiology of infection and the life cycle of the virus.

Consultant Histopathologist, Department of Pathology, Hospital El Bierzo, Ponferrada, Spain.

Reprints: Angel Fernandez-Flores, MD, PhD, Servicio de Anatomía Patologica, Hospital El Bierzo, Medicos sin fronteras 7, 24411 Ponferrada, Spain (e-mail:

The author and all staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity and their spouses/life partners (if any) have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.