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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Presumptively: There are individuals both with chronic active infection with ebv and some evidence of recurrent disease in some people.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Epstein Barr virus +: A person has been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This is the cause of infectious mononucleosis (Mono) and is associated with certain cancers ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Ebv, epstein barr virus, is transmitted by coming into contact with the secretions, usually saliva, of another individual who is shedding the virus.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
EbsteinBarr Virus: It is the mono virus.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
? Active infection: It's impossible for me to answer with certainty since i don't know the normal ranges your lab uses. If early ag & VCA igm are elevated above normal th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Kissing disease: Most commonly transmitted via saliva.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Acute infection: A high igm antibody level usually means current or recent infection with ebv.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease: Chronic active Epstein Barr virus has no well established treatment, and it may be worthwhile requesting a referral to an infectious disease specialis ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not typically: Ebv antibodies indicate prior exposure, and most adults have positive antibodies. Acute ebv infection is mono, with high lymphocytes. Low lymphocyte ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Typical dose: This is a typical dose. Time will tell. Everybody is different. Be patient.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Likely immunity,,: You've got antibodies to the ebv which likely means you were infected at some time in your life and you recovered and now your body has circulating an ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ask who ordered: The test, but in general, they were suspecting EBV infection/Infectious mononucleosis, which looks negative, the final diagnosis is with the doctor wh ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Immunity: This just means that there is immunity to rubella and cytomegalovirus based on passed infection.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Insufficient: VCA IgG and EBV IgM sometimes are not sufficient to tell, what exactly is going on. More tests may help, for example "D early antigen (EA-D)" and "Eps ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience in Hepatology
Possibly: Possibly but there need to be risk factors of metabolic syndrome abd imaging studies showing fatty liver.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
You had mono...: Your mono-like symptoms likely prompted the testing- i hope you are starting to feel a little better. Testing for different antibodies (igm and igg) a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Not necessarily: I need more information; there are 4 different types of antibodies to ebv. Most indicate past rather than current infection. You are only contagious i ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe.: The profile is of a past infection. I am not sure if it can be diagnosed just by symptoms and evidence of past infection. I think you would need the s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Epstein-barr virus is the cause of the disease infectious mononucleosis, or "mono". Nausea and vomiting don't occur in every case, but if liver enzym ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
EBV: However, the mono spot is not the best test to do. For more information, it is better to check ebv titers.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
DIAGNOSIS IS MONO:: Acute phase of infectious mononucleosis is characterized by rapid igm and igg antibody response to viral capsid antibody(vca) in all patients. The tes ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
EBV/IM: suggests active exposure to infections mononucleosis. Get repeat mon- spot tests from your physician and make an appointment for further evaluation.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Past EBV infection: The presence of igg to the ebv capsule means that your body was exposed at some time in the past to ebv and made antibodies against it. It is at its h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
What's the question?: It seems your doctor knows what she is talking about. Follow her advice.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ebv serology: Einstein barr virus can be checked for in the blood. You can tell if there is an active infection or if it is an old infection. See your doctor and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
More info needed: Need ebv VCA IgM and / or ebna antibodies. What is ccp?
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Highly variable: Infectious mononucleosis can produce lasting symptoms sometimes as long as months after infection. What is important is to protect your spleen from a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: It is also the cause of several types of unusual malignancies, usually in people with some form of immune compromise.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience in Dentistry
YES: Ebv , the virus responsible for mononucleosis, is also known to cause a condition called oral hairy leukoplakia--commonly found as an early symptom of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
EBV test: It indicates a history of ebv infection but likely not an acute infection. In the us, by age 5, about 50% of all americans have been infected with ebv ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
Immunoglobulins:: High igg means the person was exposed to the infective agent in the past or got vaccination against it, means immunity against it. High igm means, the ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
EBV: Reactivation is not rare, but also not extraordinarily frequent. There is not an obvious means of treatment which is effective although some doctors m ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Makes perfect sense: Igm antibodies rise only during the actual, acute infection. They then fade away and are replaced by the various igg antibodies, which are the ones th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Chronic fatigue: Acyclovir and some form of guaifenesin. For a good book on the subject, read from fatigued to fantastic! by dr. Jacob teitelbaum.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience in Pediatrics
EBV: EBV is Epstein Barr Virus. It's the virus that causes mononucleosis. The symptoms are fatigue, fever, swollen glands and sore throat. Since it's a vir ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
It can rarely.: Almost everyone gets infected with ebv and almost everyone recovers. During acute infection, complications include low platelets, potential airway ob ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hans Crumpler
24 years experience in Urgent Care
Very common virus: According to the CDC, 90-95% of American adults have evidence of previous EBV infection even without active symptoms. Although the EBV has been postu ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Mostly unknown: There is likely a combination of genetic and environmental factors affecting the development of tumors with EBV. Africans get Burkitt lymphoma, Chines ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Common infection: EBV is one of the most common human viral infections, and up to 90% of adults are seropositive for antibodies (many infections produce no symptoms). ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Strutt
11 years experience in Pediatrics
Nope: Once you've had ebv your body makes immune cells against it that will fight if off and prevent another infection the next time. Mono can be caused by ... Read More
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