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Dr. James Lin
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Epstein Barr Virus (Definition)

The epstein–barr virus (ebv) is a virus in the herpesvirus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Ebv is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis, and infection with ebv occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and/or genital secretions, hence the moniker "the kissing disease". In the us, about 90 to 95 percent of all adults have ...Read more


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I read that a person can have an asymptomatic Epstein Barr virus. In periods of sleep deprivation/lower immunue function it could reactivate without you knowing. What kind of lab test could tell you if that is happening?

If concerned: An EBV titer can readily be obtained, and results can indicate recent or prior contact. Since a vast majority of people are positive, you may wish to have a discussion with your doctor about your particulars. ...Read more

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I was exposed to someone with Epstein Barr virus, what should I do? I already have post viral syndrome, I can't get real sick again. Please help!

Rest easy: 90+ percent of us have been exposed already to EBV (Epstein Barr Virus) and have immunity to it. Given your age, I don't think you need be concerned. It's highly likely that you encountered this virus in your younger years (think teens) and your immune system dealt with it. I always recommend a good nights sleep, proper nutrition, reducing stress and avoiding environmental poisons (smoke). ...Read more

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Might individuals contract MS even if they don't have the "epstein barr virus hhv4" or the "hhv 6"?

Might individuals contract MS even if they don't have the "epstein barr virus hhv4" or the "hhv 6"?

Yes: The most frequent viral association is ebv in adults, about 99%, and several pts exist without any significant viral titers involving the "usual suspects". ...Read more

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Can you please define epstein-barr?

...: Epstein-barr virus is one of the most common human viruses and is the cause of infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono"). Symptoms of mono include fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands. The spleen can also become swollen because of the infection. There is no specific treatment other than supportive care for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is the disease epstein barr contagious?

Yes, it's "Mono": Epstein barr is the virus that causes mononucleosis and is transmitted via contact with saliva of an infected person. Mono symptoms include fever, sore throat and swollen lymph glands. Some doctors treat mono symptoms with steroids.
Complications include liver and spleen swelling. Epstein barr can also cause certain rare types of cancer. 95% of adults over 35 have epstein barr virus. ...Read more

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What causes the epstein barr virus?

Is a virus: The epstein barr virus is a virus, a living very small organism capable of producing different diseases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an epstein barr infection?

Glandular fever: Ebv causes, especially in young adults, an illness with fever, sore throat, swollen neck lymph glands, fatigue and an enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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Does the epstein-barr virus cause cancer?

Does the epstein-barr virus cause cancer?

Yes.: Ebv is most commonly associated with burkitt lymphoma and hodgkin lymphoma, especially in states of compromised immunity such as HIV infection. It is also the virus that causes mononucleosis ("mono").

What is encouraging, though, is that the majority of us have been infected at some point with ebv and yet most of the time we do not develop cancer. ...Read more

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How does cfs relate to the epstein-barr virus?

How does cfs relate to the epstein-barr virus?

No relation: Ebv mononucleosis can cause a prolonged period of fatigue in some patients. Chronic fatigue syndrome has been thoroughly studied and although the cause of most cases is not known it has been proven that ebv infection does not play a role in this syndrome. ...Read more

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Does the epstein-barr virus cause encephalitis?

Does the epstein-barr virus cause encephalitis?

Yes, but: But — encephalitis is an extremely rare diagnosis to be associated with eb virus. ...Read more

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Does epstein barr virus cause infertility in men?

Does epstein barr virus cause infertility in men?

EB Virus and INFERTI: No it does not. There is no evidence to support it causes infertility in men. ...Read more

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Can the epstein barr virus affect the respiratory?

Can the epstein barr virus affect the respiratory?

Possibly.: It is possible for ebv infection to cause respiratory symptoms. In general, ebv infections are either asymptomatic or are associated with a mononucleosis like syndrome of tiredness / fatigue. In some patients (especially people whose immune systems aren't functioning optimally), ebv can cause pneumonia / pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs proper). This is not common but is possible. ...Read more

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Do you carry the epstein-barr virus for the rest of your life?

Yes.: But so does pretty much every person on earth, without any evidence of ill effects. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship b/w epstein-barr and multifocal choroiditis?

EBV MFC: Yes. There is an association. References can be found on www.Pubmed. Com. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for epstein barr virus?

Supportive only: There is no cure to an ebv infection. Supportive management to get you through the infection, is really all we can give someone- this will provide hydration, pain, and fever control.

The potential consequence to ebv- burkitt's lymphoma, is rare and requires chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can enlarged lingual tonsils be affected by epstein barr for two years?!

Epstein Barr Virus: Yes, persistence of ebv in tonsillar tissue can cause recurrent tonsillitis and tonsillar enlargement. ...Read more

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Does having Epstein Barr virus in past reduce the chance of getting herpes being passed via unprotected blowjob?

Does having Epstein Barr virus in past reduce the chance of getting herpes being passed via unprotected blowjob?

Sorry, no.: These are entirely separate diseases and to my knowledge having one does not protect you from the other. Did your partner have, or suspect they had, active herpes? If so, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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I have bloodwork showing an epstein-barr profile. It is from quest laboratories. I cannot make heads or tails of it. Help?

EBV: The panel of antibodies (igg ; igm) and the antigens to which they are developed is complex for ebv and many doctors are not familiar with the means of interpretation. Suggest that you take the results to an infectious disease expert and ask them to explain it to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a reactivation of Epstein-Barr (and associated chronic fatigue) to last >12 months? Or can this be caused by something else?

Chronic Recurrant EB: EBV can reactivate with chemo, but in nature its more controversial because tests do not help us much. In a study in nature (Lake Tahoe area) many poeple with the "yuppy flu" had highly elevated blood EBV component levels compared to a non-symptomatic population. Most of these, often disabled, improved in two years. Some have periodic reactivation or chronic symptoms. Lots of variations seen here. ...Read more

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What is a reactivation of epstein barr?

EBV: A deactivation of ebv means the virus which has been dormant in your body is replicating and causing symptoms of the viral infection. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more