EBV Positive Mucocutaneous Ulcer (EBVMCU): Single Center Series of Three Cases and Review of Literature

Academic Article


  • EBV positive mucocutaneous ulcer (EBVMCU) is a newly recognized clinicopathologic entity in the 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) classification. Patients frequently present with an isolated ulcerative lesion in mucosal and cutaneous sites with immunosuppression as the main risk factor. The disease typically follows an indolent clinical course. Herein we describe a series of three patients diagnosed with EBVMCU. Histopathologic examination of these cases shows ulceration in mucosal or cutaneous surface with a substantial number of large atypical transformed cells in the background of dense polymorphous infiltrates. One patient regressed spontaneously with no treatment, one patient needed Rutiximab, and one patient had persistent EBVMCU process with possible transformation to large B cell lymphoma. The aim of the present case series is to highlight the pathologic, diagnostic and clinical features of patients with EBVMCU.
  • Author List

  • Fei F; Reddy V; Peker D; Patel C; Al Diffalha S
  • Start Page

  • 124
  • End Page

  • 130
  • Volume

  • 51
  • Issue

  • 1