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Select Epstein-Barr Virus–Associated Digestive Tract
Lesions for the Practicing Pathologist
Zainab I. Alruwaii, MD; Elizabeth A. Montgomery, MD
Context.—Epstein-Barr virus is a ubiquitous oncogenic virus. During the past 5 decades, the virus has been linked to several disease entities, both neoplastic and nonneoplastic.
Several Epstein-Barr virus–associated conditions affect the digestive organs, ranging from mild transient inflammatory conditions to more debilitating and even
Objective.—To discuss the clinicopathologic aspects of some newly or recently recognized Epstein-Barr virus– related conditions encountered in the digestive system and their therapeutic implications.
Data Sources.—Published peer-reviewed literature was reviewed.
Conclusions.—This article highlights the importance of recognizing the discussed lesions because they influence the direct clinical management or serve as a potential predictive marker for therapy.
(Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2021;145:562–570; doi: 10.5858/ arpa.2019-0703-RA)