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Dr. Martin Raff
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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

Dr. Martin Raff
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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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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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What is epstein barr virus symptoms usually?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
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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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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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What are the symptoms of epstein barr virus?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
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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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What are the symptoms of an epstein barr infection?

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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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Dr. Steven Fine
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If you've been diagnosed with epstein barr virus by your doctor, what symptoms can you expect?

Dr. Steven Fine
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Mono, fatigue: Usually gets better on its own, but not until days or weeks of swollen glands, severe fatigue, muscle aches and fevers. Epstein barr virus infection is one form of "mononucleosis" or "mono". (cmv is the other cause). Sometimes there is a rash. Most people feel fatigue. ...Read more

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

Dr. Larry Lutwick
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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

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Dr. Ashu Syal
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When one is infected with epstein-barr, can the symptoms of mononucleosis return at any time later in life? Could i get other illnesses from it too?

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When one is infected with epstein-barr, can the symptoms of mononucleosis return at any time later in life? Could i get other illnesses from it too?

Mononucleosis: The number of illnesses due to 'mono' can range from splenomegaly to throat infection to chronic fatigue syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Positive test to epstein barr 3 yrs go. Had 'post viral syndrome' since. Symptoms: ongoing flu and malaise. Elevated rf, liver enzymes. What can I do?

Dr. Robert Kwok
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Positive test to epstein barr 3 yrs go. Had 'post viral syndrome' since. Symptoms: ongoing flu and malaise. Elevated rf, liver enzymes. What can I do?

See specialists...: A rheumatologist and an infectious disease specialist can evaluate to see if more can be done to decrease symptoms. A hepatologist (liver specialist) can help if there is ongoing liver damage. An immunologist (specialist in immune system disorders) may have some helpful ideas also. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
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What is a reactivation of epstein barr?

Dr. Stephen Camacho
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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Had shingles twice&"reactivated mono" twice currently showing epstein barr virus elevated now also have spleen that is 13 CM & low thyroid? What is it

Dr. Martin Raff
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Complicated: It is possible, but unlikely, that all of these things are necessarily related. If you truly had ebv infection (serology may be difficult to interpret), the splenic size may be related to this. Would strongly recommend that you see a primary care physician and be evaluated. ...Read more

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