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Is there a link between the epstein-barr virus and any type of leukemia?

Is there a link between the epstein-barr virus and any type of leukemia?

EBV and burkitts: Endemic burkitts lymphoma is associated with epstein-barr virus ( ebv). Burkitts lymphoma can transform to more agreesive form of burkitts leukemia. ...Read more

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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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What shape is the human t-cell leukemia virus? Is that the same thing as the aids virus?

What shape is the human t-cell leukemia virus?  Is that the same thing as the aids virus?

Not the same : Htlv shares many similarities with HIV but not the same. It differs significantly from hiv-1 in the spectrum of diseases caused and the way by which it causes the disease. ...Read more

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Question about leukemia. Do any viruses infect white blood cells and cause leukemia?

Question about leukemia.  Do any viruses infect white blood cells and cause leukemia?

Virus and cancers: There are a lot of different viruses known. Only a few of them linked to devlopment of cancer such as hpv to cervical cancer/head and neck cancer, ebv to hodgkin's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal ca; HIV to kaposi sarcoma, etc. Yes, htlv-1 virus is related to adult t cell leukemia/lymphoma, ebv is also associated with burkitt's lymphoma- which can transform into more severe case- burkitt's leukemia. ...Read more

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Is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus (htlv-1) contagious?

Is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus (htlv-1) contagious?

Yes: Both htlv-1 and htlv-2 are spread by sexual transmission, from mother to child, and by exposure to infective blood through transfusions and injection drug use. In this respect the virus is contagious. It does not appear it is transmitted in any other way. ...Read more

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Help docs, is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus type 1 (htlv-1) contagious?

Help docs, is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus type 1 (htlv-1) contagious?

Yes: The virus is present in blood and can be transmitted like HIV is transmitted. See this site for more info. http://www.htlv1.eu/htlv_one.html ...Read more

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Is sepsis in the body caused by leukemia or herpes simplex virus?

Is sepsis in the body caused by leukemia or herpes simplex virus?

Sepsis: Is the presence of overwhelming inflammation in the body due to infection either direct from the infection when there is bacteremia or just due to the inflammatory process. Leukemia leads to infection due to depressed immunity to infection. Herpes on its own can cause sepsis, not very common but can in times of depressed immunity. ...Read more

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My cat was diagnosed with feline leukemia. Is it possible for me to catch it from my cat?

My cat was diagnosed with feline leukemia. Is it possible for me to catch it from my cat?

No: The felv (feline leukemia virus) has not been proven to be transmitted from cats to humans. A pet owner can ask his veterinarian if there is any new research information about felv. ...Read more

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How can you get leukemia?

Leukemia : Exposure to radiation, chemicals like benzene, previous exposure to chemotherapy and genetic are some but not all causes of leukemia. ...Read more

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What puts me at risk for leukemia?

What puts me at risk for leukemia?

Many things: These can increase your risk, but do not mean you will get leukemia: 1. Family history of leukemia 2. Exposure to certain chemicals, eg benzene (found in degreasers) 3. Exposure to high or chronic radiation eg nuclear reactors 4. Previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy 5. Myelodysplastic syndrome 6. Downs syndrome and other genetic diseases 7. Smoking! ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for leukemia?

What are some of the risk factors for leukemia?

Bad luck.: Leukemia is typically due to what i call luck of the worst kind. There are some risk factors: radiation, exposure to benzene, immunodeficiency syndromes, congenital bone marrow disorders, previous treatment with chemotherapy, down syndrome, and certain pre-leukemia conditions, . ...Read more

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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more