Benign Gastric Ulcer with Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Mimicking Malignant Gastric Ulcer

악성 위궤양과 감별이 어려웠던 Epstein-Barr Virus 감염이 동반된 양성 위궤양 증례 1예

  • Gwak, Jin Wuk (Department of Internal Medicine, National Police Hospital) ;
  • Yoo, Jiwon (Department of Internal Medicine, National Police Hospital) ;
  • Suh, Seong O (Department of Internal Medicine, National Police Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Jaeyeon (Department of Internal Medicine, National Police Hospital) ;
  • Oh, In Soo (Department of Internal Medicine, National Police Hospital) ;
  • Bae, Ji Yoon (Department of Pathology, National Police Hospital)
  • Received : 2018.06.07
  • Accepted : 2018.08.21
  • Published : 2019.03.25


Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the cause of infectious mononucleosis, which is characterized by fever, lymphadenopathy, and sore throat. On the other hand, gastrointestinal symptoms of EBV infection like dyspepsia, abdominal pain are non-specific and rarely encountered, which means it is difficult to diagnose gastric involvement of EBV infection without suspicion. The relation between gastric carcinoma and gastric lymphoma associated with EBV infection is well defined, but relations with other EBV-associated gastrointestinal diseases such as gastritis and peptic ulcer disease have rarely been reported. We report a case of benign gastric ulcer with EBV infection confirmed by endoscopic and histological findings.



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