Epstein-Barr virus-associated bronchial leiomyoma in a boy with cellular immunodeficiency

Miho Hatano, Hidetoshi Takada, Akihiko Nomura, Shouichi Ohga, Koichi Ohshima, Isamu Saeki, Tatsuro Tajiri, Tomoaki Taguchi, Sachiyo Suita, Toshiro Hara

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Bronchial leiomyoma is a rare disease in children. Recently, the association of leiomyoma and HIV infection was reported. We describe a boy with a cellular immunodeficiency, who had endobronchial leiomyoma. The tumor cells were positive for Epstein-Barr virus-encoded RNA-1 (EBER-1) and Epstein-Barr virus-determined nuclear antigen-2, suggesting a role of Epstein-Barr virus in the pathogenesis of leiomyoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-373
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Pulmonology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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