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Should I be concerned if my EBV titers are very high?

Should I be concerned if my EBV titers are very high?

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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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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 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

Weeks: Every individual is different but a patient can be acutely symptomatic for up to 4 weeks although the fatigue can last for months. You can also take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) drink plenty of fluids for some relief. Lastly plenty of rest. ...Read more

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What does my EBV IgG mean?

EBV: It means that you were exposed to epstein barr virus at one time in your life. About 80% of the population has joined you in this. ...Read more

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Can EBV cause a autoimmune reaction?

Can EBV cause a autoimmune reaction?

Controversial: Ebv is so common that there are many associations, but little evidence for actually causing autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Any difference between EBV and mono?

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

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I HAVE EBV IgG +ve .. what to do ?

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

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What does high anti EBV VCA IgA means?

Not much: It just means that you have been exposed (or infected) to EBV at an indeterminate time. ...Read more

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My daughter has ebv.. Need some advice?

My daughter has ebv.. Need some advice?

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

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Is there a antiviral available for ebv?

Is there a antiviral available for ebv?

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

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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

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How long does it take to get over acute ebv?

Weeks to months: Depending on the severity of the illness and the age of the patient it can take several weeks to a few months for compete recovery. ...Read more

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How can I have tested negative for EBV (mono), but have the the symptoms?

You do not have it!: Ebv infection will be serologically be positive within one week. Many other infections can mimic ebv. ...Read more

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What does it mean when anti EBV VCA IgA is detected higher than allowed? What can I do next?

This test has been..: Suggested to be used to try to predict who may be at higher risk for, but not have necessarily or ever develop, nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This cancer is more common in asians. Talk to the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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What does this results mean?ebv vca igg +4.58 and vzv igg +2.23.all other results are negative

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

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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