Evaluation of the association between epstein-barr virus and mycosis fungoides

Nahidi, Y. and Meibodi, N. T. and Ghazvini, K. and Esmaily, H. and Hesamifard, M. (2015) Evaluation of the association between epstein-barr virus and mycosis fungoides. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 60 (3). p. 321.

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Introduction: Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Despite extensive studies, etiopathogenesis of MF is unknown. Environmental, infectious and genetic factors have been proposed as potential risk factors of MF. Herpes virus family members, especially Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), have been among the viral factors of interest in recent years. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association of EBV infection with MF. Materials and Methods: This case-control study was performed on skin biopsy samples of 57 MF patients referred to Pathology Department of Mashhad Emam Reza Hospital from 2000 to 2011 and also on 57 melanocytic nevus samples matched with patients for age and sex. The presence of EBV in samples was evaluated by polymerase chain reaction. Statistical analysis of the data was conducted with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 11.5 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Results: In this study, out of 57 MF samples, there were 34 male and 23 female patients, with male:female ratio of 1.04. Mean patient age was 51.4 years. There were 22 and 4 positive cases of EBV in the case and control groups, respectively. Chi-square statistical test showed that EBV was significantly higher in case group than control (P = 0.000). There was no correlation between the presence of EBV in samples with lesion type, age and gender of the patients. Conclusion: According to our study results, EBV is a likely etiologic agent or potential promoter in the pathogenesis of MF.

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Additional Information: Cited By :5 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Meibodi, N.T.; Department of Pathology, Cutaneous Leishmanaisis Research Center, Imam Reza HospitalIran
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma Epstein-Barr virus mycosis fungoides polymerase chain reaction adult aged Article case control study clinical evaluation controlled study disease association Epstein Barr virus Epstein Barr virus infection female human human tissue investigative procedures major clinical study male pigmented nevus skin biopsy
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 15 May 2020 21:20
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 21:20
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/19002

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