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Old 12-10-2010
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Virus Can you guess which virus?

A 19-year-old white male presents to the infirmary complaining of pharyngitis, rhinorrhea, and intermittent wheezing. Pertinent social history includes enlistment in the U.S. Army two months ago, and the patient is currently stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. A physical exam reveals injected conjunctivae bilaterally and diffuse wheezing bilaterally on pulmonary auscultation. Positive cold agglutinin reaction is noted. A virus is isolated in cell culture, and further evaluation reveals a non-enveloped virus with double-stranded linear DNA. Which of the following statements is correct, concerning this viral infection and neoplasia?

A This viral infection is linked to Burkitt's lymphoma
B This viral infection can cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
C This viral infection is linked to hepatocellular carcinoma.
D This viral infection is linked to histiocytoma.
E Infection by certain serotypes may cause sarcoma.
F This viral infection is linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
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