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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
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
I have had consistent high EBV titers (in the thousands) for 10 years now. They never go down. Should i be concerned?
Ebv titers extremely high. Headaches, body pain and sever lack of energy for 3 weeks now. How long can these symptoms last? My dr gave me antiviral
Ebv showing acute new infection IgM 1.3 (had as teen)? Also, Lyme titer pos 3.81 but wb only band 41...Ebv or lyme? Was around deer the wk b4 ill.
I have high IgG titers for a few viruses toxoplasma EBV coxsachie b various forms of non genital herpes and have stage 3 Lyme do I need to b concerned?
High IgG titers...: Do not necessarily mean anything.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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