Case Report

Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing for the Diagnosis of Epstein-Barr Virus Pleurisy: A Case Report


Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) progresses rapidly in the later stage and has a poor prognosis. The treatments of CAEBV have no unified standard and a bad effect. Only few person could cure. It is important to diagnosis early. Metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) offers an effective means for the diagnosis of difficult, critical and rare pathogenic microbial infections. Here, we report a case of viral pleurisy caused by CAEBV identified by mNGS in an 88-year-old Chinese male patient.

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IssueVol 50 No 11 (2021) QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
Metagenomic next-generation sequencing Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection Viral pleurisy

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Lv H, Liu J, Zhang R. Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing for the Diagnosis of Epstein-Barr Virus Pleurisy: A Case Report. Iran J Public Health. 2021;50(11):2326-2331.