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Doctor insights on: Epstein Barr In Adults

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Does epstein barr virus cause infertility in men?

Does epstein barr virus cause infertility in men?

EB Virus and INFERTI: No it does not.There is no evidence to support it causes infertility in men. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Is the disease epstein barr contagious?

Is the disease epstein barr contagious?

Yes, it's "Mono": Epstein barr is the virus that causes mononucleosis and is transmitted via contact with saliva of an infected person. Mono symptoms include fever, sore throat and swollen lymph glands. Some doctors treat mono symptoms with steroids. Complications include liver and spleen swelling. Epstein barr can also cause certain rare types of cancer. 95% of adults over 35 have epstein barr virus. ...Read more

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May older children and adults catch the respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)?

May older children and adults catch the respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)?

Yes: RSV may be acquired at any age. It is especially severe in its presentation among patients who are already ill. The elderly population is also vulnerable. To prevent the spread of RSV, good hand washing and wiping off surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes is helpful. PRMG/Pediatrics/CA ...Read more

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Is chronic fatigue syndrome caused by the epstein - barr virus?

Is chronic fatigue syndrome caused by the epstein - barr virus?

It can be: Chronic ebv syndrome was characterized by chronic fatigue. However, there are several systems & chronic infections etc that can lead to the symptoms of chronic fatigue which frequently is accompanied by fibromyalgia & myfascial pain syndromes. ...Read more

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Can the epstein barr virus affect the respiratory?

Can the epstein barr virus affect the respiratory?

Possibly.: It is possible for ebv infection to cause respiratory symptoms. In general, ebv infections are either asymptomatic or are associated with a mononucleosis like syndrome of tiredness / fatigue. In some patients (especially people whose immune systems aren't functioning optimally), ebv can cause pneumonia / pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs proper). This is not common but is possible. ...Read more

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What causes the epstein barr virus?

Is a virus: The epstein barr virus is a virus, a living very small organism capable of producing different diseases. ...Read more

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Could positive epstein barr virus antibodies, with low lymphocyctes be lymphoma?

Not typically: Ebv antibodies indicate prior exposure, and most adults have positive antibodies. Acute ebv infection is mono, with high lymphocytes. Low lymphocyte counts can be due to viral infections or corticosteroid treatment, most commonly. Lymphoma would be unusual. ...Read more

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Might individuals contract MS even if they don't have the "epstein barr virus hhv4" or the "hhv 6"?

Might individuals contract MS even if they don't have the "epstein barr virus hhv4" or the "hhv 6"?

Yes: The most frequent viral association is ebv in adults, about 99%, and several pts exist without any significant viral titers involving the "usual suspects". ...Read more

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What is epstein barr virus symptoms usually?

What is epstein barr virus symptoms usually?

Glandular fever: Or mononucleosis as it is more properly called is the most common presentation for ebv when it causes symptoms. Fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, enlarged liver and spleen with loss of appetite and fatigue are common. ...Read more

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Epstein barr virus related to other diseases besides mono?

Epstein barr virus related to other diseases besides mono?

E B Virus: Yes it causes mono and , it is also assciated with a particular cancer hodgkin lymphoma, burkitts lymphoma, nasopharyngeal lymphoma and central nervous system lymphomas associated with hiv.There is some evidence that this virus is also associated with higher risk of auto immune diseases like dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rhematoid arthritis and sjogrens syndrome and multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Can all epstein - barr virus infected people eventually become carriers for the rest of their lives?

Yes they carry the V: Yes they are carriers of the virus but virus stays dormant in the body and they are not contagious all the time. ...Read more

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Is herpangina contagious in adults?

Is herpangina contagious in adults?

For kids: Kids usually have this virus and it is self limiting. In other words there are no effective treatments for this. Antivirals don't do well against it nor antibiotics. Adults have much less to worry about with this enterovirus. ...Read more

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Can enlarged lingual tonsils be affected by epstein barr for two years?!

Epstein Barr Virus: Yes, persistence of ebv in tonsillar tissue can cause recurrent tonsillitis and tonsillar enlargement. ...Read more

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Can adults catches roseola?

Can adults catches roseola?

Yes: When saying "catch", you would need to be more specific. As far as being a carrier, yes, they can, unless they had as a child. As far as having symptoms of it, much less likely, as it is common in children and adults have probably had it even if it was not diagnosed as such. ...Read more

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Is chronic epstien barr syndrome contagious?

Is chronic epstien barr syndrome contagious?

EBV contageon: EBV is a very common virus and the majority, if tested, will show they have had exposure. You cannot find a high enough hill or a deep enough hole to hide from it, unless you are a non-kissing nun -> passed by saliva and called the 'kissing disease.' EBV syndrome becomes more likely the later in life the exposure to EBV; children may have sublicincal cases. Also there are genetic factors operative ...Read more

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Does the eb virus cause infectious mononucleosis?

Does the eb virus cause infectious mononucleosis?

Yes: The epstein barr virus (ebv) causes mononucleosis. After infection, it stays in the body for life. If the infection occurs in early childhood, the illness will be similar to the common cold. Most people have been infected by the ebv virus by the time they reach adulthood. ...Read more

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Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

EBV: If you mean your antibody titers are high this is not uncommon and may stay that way for lifetime. It also depends upon which component of the EBV the antibodies are forming to, and also whether these are IgG or IgM antibodies. These tests are not easy to interpret and in the absent of symptoms would not worry about them. ...Read more

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Can you please define epstein-barr?

...: Epstein-barr virus is one of the most common human viruses and is the cause of infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono"). Symptoms of mono include fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands. The spleen can also become swollen because of the infection. There is no specific treatment other than supportive care for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can epstein barr affect you long term?

Can epstein barr affect you long term?

NO: It should not. If you have lingering fatigue, weakness, soreness or swollen gland, see your doc. If all the testing is negative you still have to be treated in a alternative way. Acupuncture, vits and minerals, wellness, sleep will always help. ...Read more

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What is a reactivation of epstein barr?

EBV: A deactivation of ebv means the virus which has been dormant in your body is replicating and causing symptoms of the viral infection. ...Read more

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My roommate just informed me that she has chronic Epstein Barr...I cook for the household and at times she taste test the food. Am I at risk?

Not likely: Epstein Barr (EBV) is one of the most common human viruses in the world. It spreads primarily through saliva & most people are infected in infancy but will not have any symptoms. Some sources report that in the US, 95% of all adults will be infected by age 40. So in all likelihood you (and I) are already infected. For most people their healthy immune system will prevent any symptoms developing. ...Read more

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Is the disease epstein barr contagious?

Yes, it's "Mono": Epstein barr is the virus that causes mononucleosis and is transmitted via contact with saliva of an infected person. Mono symptoms include fever, sore throat and swollen lymph glands. Some doctors treat mono symptoms with steroids. Complications include liver and spleen swelling. Epstein barr can also cause certain rare types of cancer. 95% of adults over 35 have epstein barr virus. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with epstein barr. Could it be related to dematomyositis?

Just diagnosed with epstein barr. Could it be related to dematomyositis?

There is relationshi: There is evidence that ebv is associated with high risk od auto immune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus, dematomyositis, rhematoid arthritis and sjogren syndrome. ...Read more

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I have red patches here and there on my body, could that be from my epstein barr?

I have red patches here and there on my body, could that be from my epstein barr?

Possibly: But unlikely. It is not clear how the diagnosis of ebv infection was established, since it it not commonly seen in adults of your age and the serologies are often misinterpreted. Without seeing these lesions would suggest that you have a dermatologist see these. Good luck. ...Read more

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Epstein-barr tst rslts - what do they mean? Ref rng <0.91, VCA ab in rng, VCA ab IgG 4.46 out +, nucl ag (ebna)(igg) >5.00 +, cyto ab (igg) 3.91 +

Possible exposure: Igg positive antibodies which you have, indicate a past infection and not recent i.e. Active. Positive i gm antibodies usually indicate current infection. This means you may be have been exposed to mono in the past, the debate still goes on whether there's any correlation between this and chronic fatigue syndrome as many patients who have positive igg or igm do not have chronic fatigue symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes the epstein barr virus?

Is a virus: The epstein barr virus is a virus, a living very small organism capable of producing different diseases. ...Read more

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Why do drs do epstein barr virus test?

State of infection : The tests can say if a person is susceptible to ebv, if an ebv infection is ongoing or if an acute infection occurred in the past. ...Read more

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How long could epstein barr virus last?

Variable : The symptoms of ebv in mononucleosis last anywhere from days to weeks and months average is about 4 weeks, but some get better in a week and others last for months.It depends on a persons immune system. ...Read more

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What exactly is epstein-barr virus (ebv)?

What exactly is epstein-barr virus (ebv)?

Cause of mono: Ebv is one of 8 human herpes viruses and is the classical cause of infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever). Once infected, an individual will asymptomatically have the virus in saliva intermittently and can transmit it to others not yet infected. Not everyone who get infected have symptoms. ...Read more

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How should I deal with epstein barr virus?

Epstein barr virus: If you have symptoms of an active infection, do not share your eating utensils, drinks and drinking glasses or cups. Be sure to wash utensils and glasses thoroughly. Kissing can spread eb virus, since the virus can be spread in saliva. If your doctor tells you your spleen is enlarged due to the infection, avoid contact sports or activities where an abdominal injury my occur. ...Read more

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What is epstein barr virus? What cause it?

What is epstein barr virus? What cause it?

Kissing: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after you've recovered. ...Read more

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What is epstein barr virus symptoms usually?

Glandular fever: Or mononucleosis as it is more properly called is the most common presentation for ebv when it causes symptoms. Fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, enlarged liver and spleen with loss of appetite and fatigue are common. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of epstein barr virus?

What are the symptoms of epstein barr virus?

Glandular fever: Ebv causes, especially in young adults, an illness with fever, sore throat, swollen neck lymph glands, fatigue and an enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for the epstein barr virus?

Epstein barr virus: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibody Test or mononuclear spot test or monospot test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an epstein barr infection?

Glandular fever: Ebv causes, especially in young adults, an illness with fever, sore throat, swollen neck lymph glands, fatigue and an enlarged spleen. ...Read more