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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 18: Infective aetiology of tumours

The following neoplasms have a known infective aetiology:

True a. Burkitt's lymphoma
True b. squamous carcinoma of the penis
True c. hepatocellular carcinoma

False d. squamous carcinoma of the bronchus
True e. nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Table 18. Tumours with infective aetiologies

Tumour Associated infective agent
Burkitt's lymphoma Epstein-Barr virus
squamous carcinoma of penis human papilloma virus
hepatocellular carcinoma hepatitis B (also hepatitis C)
nasopharyngeal carcinoma Epstein-Barr virus
cholangiocarcinoma Clonorchis sinensis
squamous carcinoma of bladder Schistosoma haematobium
carcinoma of cervix (and vulva) human papilloma virus
Kaposi's sarcoma
human herpes virus 8, HIV

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