Definitions for "Epstein-Barr virus"
a virus that is the cause of mononucleosis and is involved in Burkitt's lymphoma
(EP-steen bar VIE-rus) A herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Belongs to the herpes virus group and causes glandular fever as well as being implicated in some lymphomas
The Condition"...Serologic test results include a normal to moderately elevated white blood cell count, an increased total number of lymphocytes, greater than 10% atypical lymphocytes, and a positive reaction to a "mono spot" test..."
The Condition"...Other consequences include increased lymphocytes and monocytes, and development of heterophil antibodies..."
The Condition"...Early symptoms include headache, malaise, and fatigue followed by a triad of symptoms: sore throat, cervical lymphadenopathy, and temperature fluctuations / fever..."