Top
20
Doctor insights on: Ebv

Share

Ebv (Overview)

It is the mono virus.


1

1
I was just diagnosed with chronic active ebv. I've had severe symptoms for over 2years. Should I be concerned?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers

Ebv (Overview)

It is the mono virus.


4

4
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

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

No: What you talking about probably igg level, this stay positive after infection. You may have past infection. You should see infectious disease physician. May need ebv pcr ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Does a monospot test look for EBV and cmv?

EBV: However, the mono spot is not the best test to do. For more information, it is better to check ebv titers. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
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?

Ebv serology: Einstein barr virus can be checked for in the blood. You can tell if there is an active infection or if it is an old infection. See your doctor and he or she can check your blood if you still have symptoms. ...Read more

8

8
It is dec I have EBV caused by mono I was exposed in sept my splein and liver hurt how much longer?

It is dec I have EBV caused by mono I was exposed in sept my splein and liver hurt how much longer?

Highly variable: Infectious mononucleosis can produce lasting symptoms sometimes as long as months after infection. What is important is to protect your spleen from any inadvertent trauma since it is susceptible to rupture. Be careful and be patient, and see your doctor. ...Read more

9

9
What does a high IgG mean? Ebv was high.

What does a high IgG mean? Ebv was high.

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

10

10
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

12

12
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can epstein-barr virus (ebv) turn into a deadly disease, and what are the symptoms, treatments, and causes?

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

14

14
The virus is permanent and you will never get rid of ebv?

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

15

15
If most people have been infected with EBV virus why do only a small amount get lymphoma?

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

16

16
My child had mono when he was 2 years old that was caused by ebv. Is he at an increased risk for lymphoma now?

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

17

17
I`ve had mononucleosis in 2010, it was pretty bad, was sick for weeks, then weak for months. I`ve hypothyroidism. Can the EBV virus make me sick again? Thx

Nope: Once you've had ebv your body makes immune cells against it that will fight if off and prevent another infection the next time. Mono can be caused by more than just ebv though, such as cmv. So, you're not out of the woods completely. ...Read more

18

18
Can EBV return?

Presumptively: There are individuals both with chronic active infection with ebv and some evidence of recurrent disease in some people. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Can you tell me what can EBV (+ve) mean?

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

20

20
Can EBV be transmitted through food sources?

No: Ebv, epstein barr virus, is transmitted by coming into contact with the secretions, usually saliva, of another individual who is shedding the virus. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
249 Doctors shared insights

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