Investigation of human papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr virus DNAs in pterygium tissue


OTLU B., Emre S., Turkcuoglu P., Doganay S. , Durmaz R.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.19, no.2, pp.175-179, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/112067210901900201
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-179

Abstract

PURPOSE. Recent studies postulated the presence of a probable relationship between pterygium and neoplasia. This study aimed to investigate the role of two oncogenic viruses, human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), in the development of conjunctival pterygia.