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A 45-year-old female asked:

I was just told by an infectious disease dr. i have chronic epstein barr? what is this? had mono in high school, a while ago now? currently very ill.

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
It is an infection: caused by a virus. Chronic form is associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. There is no effective drug that will eliminate the virus. Rather, you need to rely upon your own immune system to eradicate the virus. Rest and proper nutrition are your best bets. Ask your infectious disease specialist for more specific advice.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2015

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