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chronic epstein barr is there a connection to low immunity

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Diagnosis?: In most cases, what is called chronic ebv infection is really chronic fatigue syndrome, a relapsing illness found mostly in young adults, especially w ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: There is no connection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: There is no evidence that epstein-barr virus (ebv) causes fibromyalgia (fms). Yet, many "experts" claim to find a connection. As fms is a painful cond ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina O'Hara
Specializes in General Practice
Likely: Multiple sclerosis (ms) and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) are both chronic autoimmune diseases with unknown etiology. To date, ebv is the most cl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
There is evidence: Recent research supported a preliminary evidence for an association of Epstein Barr virus with pre-ulcerative oral aphthous lesions.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Epstein-barr has been associated with this condtiin.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The virus that causes mono infects immune system cells and can change the immune system in a variety of ways. Usually, the changes are only temporary.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Most humans are eventually infected by the EB virus, often in childhood. If it doesn't catch up with them until adolescence it is more symptomatic. Ma ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
EBV: A deactivation of ebv means the virus which has been dormant in your body is replicating and causing symptoms of the viral infection.
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
IgA; IgG: So far as i know, it's the IgA and the igg antibodies that play a role in celiac disease - not igm.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No : For all practical purposes the answer is no, but there are other means of depleting the CD4 count, some of which are of unknown source. They can prod ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javed Hussain
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: No relation between mono cell and mono disease. Mon cell is a type of white cell which fight infection in the body. Mononucleosis is caused by ebv ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Infection unlikely: Pituitary infection is very unlikely without an infection in a nearby part of your body such as sinusitis. An infection in another area could go to th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely: A drug induced immune deficiency usually goes away after the drug has been discontinued but a CVID would not. Immunologic evaluation can also help pin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
NO.: This is a group of man-made parasites that infect patients later in a game developed for Nintendo-DS.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Disease low immune: Yes. Temporarly after viral infections there is t cell dysfunction resulting in asthma. With connective tissue disease the is disordered immune system ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Prognosis good: Cold agglutinins often come and go with a mycoplasma like chest cold. I trust this is not actually a cryoglobulin.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
For majority of: cataracts seen, it's age related, and not related to auto immune disease. Growing old is inevitable, and so as the lens matures and thickens, it's har ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hammer
50 years experience Pulmonology
It means exposure: You've been exposed to Pneumococcus, not necesarily presntly infected
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Discuss: Discuss with your doctor. If he/she does not know then they will refer you to someone that can tell you.

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