BK-virus (BKV) – structure, epidemiology and pathogenesis
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Department of Virology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
Dorota Polz   

Department of Virology, Medical University, 20-093 Lublin, Poland
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2013;7(2):90–92
The number of cancers is constantly growing. An important role in the etiology of many of them is played by aviral factor – by oncogenic viruses. This group of viruses, according to many researchers, also includes the BK virus (BKV). The article describes the structure of the virus, current epidemiological situation, and modes of transmission. It also explains the BKV induced oncogenesis and the role of the virus in the development of cancer.
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