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J Fasa Univ Med Sci 2013, 3(2): 143-148 Back to browse issues page
Expression of Epstein-Barr virus in Hodgkin lymphoma Specimens in IRAN.
Laila Mozafari, Sohrab Najafipour 1, Mohammad Hasan Meshkibaf, Ali Moravej
1- , sohrabnajafipour@yahoo.com
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Background & Objectives: The Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV( is related with various diseases including infectious mononucleosis, Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and post-transplant lymphoprolifrative disorders. The aim of this study was to characterize the association between EBV and Hodgkin's lymphoma through EBERs in situ hybridization (EBER-ISH) in Iranian patients. 

Materials & Methods: In this study, 43 Hodgkin's lymphoma tissue samples were selected from formalin-fixed paraffin embedded blocks and analyzed by EBERs in situ hybridization. Data analyzed by SPSS16 statistical software, Fisher's exact test and Mantel-Haensel significant level 0.05.

Results: 43 Hodgkin's lymphoma patients were 29 (67%) male samples and 14 (33%) female samples. In 20 (47%) samples Epstein-Barr virus was present. The positive cases included 13 samples  male and 7 samples female. Fisher's exact test showed statistically no significant difference between sex and subtypes. Age distribution of relation of Hodgkin's lymphoma and EBV virus were 75% (12 of 16) in the age group of 1-14 years,  22% (5 of 23) in the age group 15-49 years and 75% (3 of 4) in the age group over 49 years, respectively. Fisher's exact test showed statistically significant difference between 1-14 and 15-49 age group years (p-value: 0.003).

Conclusion: Results shown higher presence rate of Epstein-Barr virus in Hodgkin's lymphoma specimens  of children and older adult. This pattern is similar to other developing countries.

Keywords: Epstein-Barr Virus, Hodgkin\'s lymphoma, in situ hybridization, EBERs
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Microbiology
Received: 2013/09/15 | Accepted: 2013/10/6 | Published: 2013/10/6
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Mozafari L, Najafipour S, Meshkibaf M H, Moravej A. Expression of Epstein-Barr virus in Hodgkin lymphoma Specimens in IRAN.. J Fasa Univ Med Sci. 2013; 3 (2) :143-148
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