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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
EB Virus and INFERTI: No it does not.There is no evidence to support it causes infertility in men.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Ebv is most commonly associated with burkitt lymphoma and hodgkin lymphoma, especially in states of compromised immunity such as HIV infection. It is ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Yes, but: But - encephalitis is an extremely rare diagnosis to be associated with eb virus.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: In the short term yes ... In the long term probably no. See your doc and get some blood testing. Look of the routine stuff and also trace elements esp ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
A virus: Epstein barr is a virus that is often transmitted through saliva.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Kissing: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after yo ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It is also the cause of several types of unusual malignancies, usually in people with some form of immune compromise.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Glandular fever: Or mononucleosis as it is more properly called is the most common presentation for ebv when it causes symptoms. Fever, sore throat, swollen lymph gla ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
EBV: Epstein barr virus (ebv) has been associated with a variety of conditions, from mononucleosis to various forms of cancer. But it's important to note t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Kissing disease: Most commonly transmitted via saliva.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Variable : The symptoms of ebv in mononucleosis last anywhere from days to weeks and months average is about 4 weeks, but some get better in a week and others l ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Cause of mono: Ebv is one of 8 human herpes viruses and is the classical cause of infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever). Once infected, an individual will asym ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: Note likely. Diarrhea would rarely be the main symptom of EBV.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
In certain...: ...Conditions, yes. In particular, when it happens simultaneously with malaria, it can cause burkitt's lymphoma, a common cancer in africa.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
TREATMENT OR EB VIRU: The disease is self limiting and notreatment is neccesary, except bed rest in acute infections and oral fluids. If there is a co existing infection t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Effect on Immune sys: Evb does effect the immune system, and if let it continue by not eating porperly, and exercise may become chronic. To best of my knowledge there is bi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: It has been reported and occurs especially in immune compromised patients or weak immune system.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Glandular fever: Ebv causes, especially in young adults, an illness with fever, sore throat, swollen neck lymph glands, fatigue and an enlarged spleen.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
EBV: If you mean your antibody titers are high this is not uncommon and may stay that way for lifetime. It also depends upon which component of the EBV th ... Read More
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