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Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

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 the antibodies are forming to, and also whether these are IgG or IgM antibodies. These tests are not easy to interpret and in the absent of symptoms would not worry about them. ...Read more

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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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Does epstein barr virus persist for a long time in your body?

E B Virus: Most people get infected with eb virus and develop adaptive immunity.In us 50% of five year children and 90 to 95% of adults have evidence of previous infection.That will show with IgG antibodies in the blood. ...Read more

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How long could epstein barr virus last?

How long could epstein barr virus last?

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 last for months.It depends on a persons immune system. ...Read more

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What are the short term and long term effects of the Epstein-Barr Virus?

Sometimes nothing: you can be asymptomatic with Epstein-Barr virus. Sometimes this had been associated with chronic fatigue. But it's not definite as all of us at one time or another are infected with Epstein-Barr virus. Epstein Barr Virus is sometimes is associated with more severe medical conditions. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Following Epstein-Barr virus, how long does it take for gammaglobulin levels to return to normal range? Are levels typically affected by EBV?

Uncertain: Remember your Epstein- antibodies can be present for many years and1/2 life of gammaglobulins 21 days. In this setting it is going to be in your blood for a long duration of time. ...Read more

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My wbc is always high ranging from 13-26 And I've been told several times within the last 8 years that I have epstein barr virus what does this mean?

Need more infrmation: The key is which cells are high, whether they all look normal, and especially how you FEEL. Some people lack molecules that keep white cells hunkered down on the vessels walls, so more of them circulate even though you're basically fine. A majority of folks have antibodies against Epstein-Barr from meeting it as kids or having infectious mono. I suspect it means nothing. What does your doctor say? ...Read more

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Do you think a body is able to do any nightly repair with only 4-5 hours of sleep? Read that Epstein Barr virus can induce cancer. Would a person have to show symptoms of E. Barr or could it be silent and immune system not catch it /still do harm?

Do you think a body is able to do any nightly repair with only 4-5 hours of sleep?  Read that Epstein Barr virus can induce cancer.  Would a person have to show symptoms of E. Barr or could it be silent and immune system not catch it /still do harm?

Stop worrying: I will leave the question about sleep to others or your own observations. Most people have met Epsrein-Barr and do not have symptoms. It produces a few very rare cancers in healthy folks and some of the distinct quasi-cancers in the immuncompromised. There is a huge amount of scare / rubbish stuff about it online. There is nothing you can do about it, so get on with your life and try to be happy. ...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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Why do drs do epstein barr virus test?

State of infection : The tests can say if a person is susceptible to ebv, if an ebv infection is ongoing or if an acute infection occurred in the past. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more