alexa Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Associated with Lassa Fever Vi
ISSN: 2157-7420

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Review Article

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Associated with Lassa Fever Virus Infection

Obasikene G1*, Kpolugbo J2, Ibiam FA3, Adobamen PROC4, Esezebor E2, Tobin Ek5, Asogun DA5, Obasikene CN6, Saiki BO1, Ayeke JO1 and Agbonifo M1

1ENT Unit, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hopsital, Irrua, Nigeria

2Department of Surgery, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hopsital, Irrua, Nigeria

3Ear, Nose and Throat unit, Federal Medical Center Owerri, Imo State South East Nigeria, Nigeria

4Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria

5Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Nigeria

6Department of Radiology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Obasikene G
ENT Unit, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hopsital, Irrua
Tel: +234(8)37029753
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 09, 2013; Accepted Date: February 18, 2014; Published Date: February 25, 2014

Citation: Obasikene G, Kpolugbo J, Ibiam FA, Adobamen PROC, Esezebor E, et al. (2014) Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Associated with Lassa Fever Virus Infection. J Health Med Informat 5:147. doi: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000147

Copyright: © 2014 Obasikene G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a head and neck cancer usually found in the nasopharynx and arising mostly from Fossa Rosenmueller. The aetiopathogenesis has been linked to environmental factors, genetic susceptibility and Epstein–Barr virus infection. However, more recent data state that all the three subtypes of NPC tumors are associated to Epstein–Barr virus infection (EBV). Therefore we present cases of NPCs associated to Lassa fever virus infection. Lassa fever virus is a member of the arena viridae group. It is endemic in Edo state, which accounts for the highest number of cases of the disease in the country. Despite the magnitude of the mortality rate of this disease in Edo land, not much has been done by any institute to assess the long time effect of the disease on the endemic communities. We hence present two known cases of NPC in two confirmed cases of Lassa fever virus patients some years prior to the diagnoses of the NPC.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version