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Ebv In Children
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
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
If EBV caused a massive reaction for the body to attack its own nerve cells, what diseases are we looking at?
NOT USUALLY MASSIVE: Not sure what you are looking for, but here's my take on ebv. There is a strong relationship to adult ms (99% have had some infection in past, but 95% of normals also). Of course, it can cause infectious mono, and maybe chronic fatigue. Not clear whether in some cases related to cancers, lymphomas (burkitt's), hematological disorders, and rarely acute neurological events (gbs?)-not proven. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with chronic active ebv. I've had severe symptoms for over 2years. Should I be concerned?
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.
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Can I be causing EBV flare up around the same time each year when I increase my daily workout as summer approaches?
Virus and Clinical: Condition. Ebv is epstein barr virus, it is a common of the clinical condion called infectious mononucleosis. Ebv also causes other diseases, e.g. Lymphoma, oropharyngeal cancer etc. Other viruses, e.G, cytomegalovirus can cause a picture similar to infectious mononucleosis, "mono". ...Read more
Nothing: Unless you are sick, see your doctor. Most people have EBV IgG +ve! Why was the test done, how was your clinical picture, is what matters more, self treatment/medicating isn't good, only will lead to more confusion together with the use of Dr Google. See your doctor or a doctor you trust if you really suffer, good luck ...Read more
Maybe:see below: The eb virus test is positive for about 90% of the population. It does not, by itself indicate mononucleosis. If the eb virus becomes active and actually cause "mono" the test becomes much more positive. I have seen mandy kids with this diagnosis and treated them very easily with vitamind/mineral supplements and correction of an often appalling diet. ...Read more
None known: Some doctors are treating ebv with valcyclocir, but there is no evidence that it is effective. A healthy body will almost certainly clear the virus by itself. The problem is that you'll feel bad for a long time if you don't let your body recover. Sleep, nutrition, and not over exercising are the things that need to be focused on until you feel healthy again. ...Read more
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
Depends: It depends on whether the titer is igg, which would mean you either have chronic infection or more likely you were just exposed to it in the past, or igm, which would mean you were recently exposed to it or possibly acute/ new infection. I need to know why it was ordered and whether you have any symptoms associated with the titier. ...Read more
EBV infection: Many of us already have been exposed (and infected!) with EBV - Epstein Barr virus. In fact, it's often acquired in the teen age years. Lab tests looking for the virus therefore often come up positive, so it's important your doctor knows exactly what they are looking for. EBV has been blamed for chronic fatigue as well as a host of other things. If in doubt, see if you can get an ID doc to help. ...Read more
Immune recognition: Your immune system 'recognized' and reacted to EBV - Epstein Barr Virus (the virus that causes mono) and it reacted to Varicella Zoster Virus -the virus that causes chickenpox. 90% of us are exposed to EBV, so there's no surprise there. Probably you had chickenpox as a child? or were lucky enough to be immunized? From my point of view, there's no cause for concern here. Talk to your doc if more Qs ...Read more
Why would I be positive for ebv/mono again after I had it when I was younger? Don't u build immunity?
Antibody positive?: Once you have had the disease, certain antibodies to the virus continue to be found in the blood, quite often for life. During acute infections, additional antibodies develop. If you are only positive for antibodies and have no active disease, that's common. Also, the disease that we call "mono" (infectious mononucleosis) can be clinically caused by at lest 2 viruses (ebv and cmv). ...Read more
I HAVE EBV IgG +ve. What to do? , I suspected it cause I have ptyriasis chronica so I did the test
See an experienced: Dermatologist please, shooting in the dark and self treatment isn't recommended, EBV IgGs are a common finding in many people, doesn't denote that you have the condition, just means previous exposure to the virus. To confirm the diagnosis you need a skin biopsy, treatment supervised by an experienced dermatologist should be pursued, course may take months, wish you wellness ...Read more
Why would I have accute mono/ebv currently when I've had it before in the past? Why would it re-activate?
May recur: Generally, people will only contract mononucleosis once. Once infected, the patient carries the dormant virus in b lymphocytes for the rest of life. Immune system normally keeps the virus under control. However, under certain circumstances when the immune system is under stress, the virus may become reactive and cause vague symptoms of general illness and person becomes contagious. ...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