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I was just diagnosed with chronic active ebv. I've had severe symptoms for over 2years. Should I be concerned?
Yes/NIH study: Chronic active EBV infection is a rare and serious condition. Recent treatments include immunomodulators such as interferon gamma, and pre-clinical studies of bortezomib, and valproic acid are promising. Reduced intensity hematopoetic stem cell transplantation with nondestructive pretreatment is curative. Http://clinicaltrials. Gov/ct2/show/NCT00032513 Please consider signing up for this study. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prescribed 1g of Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily for cfs/me caused by EBV and hhv-6. Is this too low of a dose and how long until I notice symptom alleviation?
Typical dose: This is a typical dose. Time will tell. Everybody is different. Be patient. ...Read more
Is nafld the likely diagnosis for raised liver enzymes (ast=117, alt=114) if tests for ebv, gbv, hep a, b, c are negative & no drugs/alcohol?
I had an EBV blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. Does that mean I am contagious? Really worried
Viral symptoms 3 weeks. EBV tests- IGg- 775.0, IGm <10.0, Nucl IGg <3.0, Early antigen 22.7 (norm 0.0- 10) Rectivation or current. CBC w/diff normal. Thank?
EBV/IM: Suggests active exposure to infections mononucleosis. Get repeat mon- spot tests from your physician and make an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more
If mono is no longer present in your system how do you know if the EBV virus is still in my system? And will it ever go away?
It is dec I have EBV caused by mono I was exposed in sept my splein and liver hurt how much longer?
Immunoglobulins:: High igg means the person was exposed to the infective agent in the past or got vaccination against it, means immunity against it. High igm means, the person has new exposure or infection now. Eb virus causes mono, infects 95% of world population, 1/3rd. Cases occur during adolescence and young adulthood, virus shed in oral secretions >6mo after an infection. ...Read more
Is a re-activation of EBV common? What causes it? I've had it for about a month and a half. How to treat it?
EBV: Reactivation is not rare, but also not extraordinarily frequent. There is not an obvious means of treatment which is effective although some doctors may try a course of gancyclovir if it recurs often. This will not cure it, but may reduce the duration of a specific episode. Good luck. If you want a full assessment see an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more
What medication and supplements should chronic fatigue syndrome caused by EBV and hhv-6 be treated with?
My doc told me I have EBV the only symptom I have had is fatigue could it turn in to something serious? And what is treatment? Vitamins?
EBV: EBV is Epstein Barr Virus. It's the virus that causes mononucleosis. The symptoms are fatigue, fever, swollen glands and sore throat. Since it's a virus, it needs to run it's course, and your body's immune system will fight it. Rest and fluid will help. There should be no long term problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can epstein-barr virus (ebv) turn into a deadly disease, and what are the symptoms, treatments, and causes?
It can rarely.: Almost everyone gets infected with ebv and almost everyone recovers. During acute infection, complications include low platelets, potential airway obstruction and spontaneous or trauma-related ruptured spleen. The virus stays dormant after one recovers and can be associated with lymphomas in very immunosuppressed hosts. ...Read more
Very common virus: According to the CDC, 90-95% of American adults have evidence of previous EBV infection even without active symptoms. Although the EBV has been postulated to be linked to some forms of cancer/chronic fatigue syndrome, the majority of patients who get this virus do not develop these conditions. Our immune system can develop ways to keep the virus from reinfecting us as badly in future exposures. ...Read more
Mostly unknown: There is likely a combination of genetic and environmental factors affecting the development of tumors with EBV. Africans get Burkitt lymphoma, Chinese get oro-pharyngeal carcinoma, immuno-suppressed people get other lymphomas. The same issue applies to many other diseases, e.g., only a minority of smokers get lung cancer. ...Read more
My child had mono when he was 2 years old that was caused by ebv. Is he at an increased risk for lymphoma now?
Common infection: EBV is one of the most common human viral infections, and up to 90% of adults are seropositive for antibodies (many infections produce no symptoms). Up to 50% of children are positive by the age of 5. Although there is a statistical link between EBV and lymphomas, this complication is very uncommon and the development of lymphoma is most likely due to combination with other risk factors. ...Read more
Epstein Barr virus +: A person has been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This is the cause of infectious mononucleosis (Mono) and is associated with certain cancers. A POSITIVE blood test (antibody test) only means exposure to the virus but not necessarily active disease. Seroepidemiologic survey indicates that over 95% of adults worldwide are infected with EBV. Transplant registry for instance will prove this ...Read more
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