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A 44-year-old male asked:

Recently tested high levels for all 3 ebv antibodies >5 igm,igg,igg(ebna). what does this mean?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
May be past and/or: This may b a past or resent EBV infection. Usually we get EBV infection in our younger years and the EBV virus is the cause of mononucleosis. Your physician will have to evaluate you to see if these findings are clinically relevant.
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Epidemiology of EBV: Studies show that the Epstein Barr Virus is ubiquitous in all human populations. Children acquire the disease and seroconvert in the first few years of life. Studies also show that EBV titers are high in young children and then in persons above 50 years old. IGM antibodies are usually seen in early infection IGG antibodies immunity or memory response. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK47424/
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Your physician who ordered the test can counsel you based on the levels and your symptoms about infectious mononucleosis.
Mar 17, 2016

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