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Epstein Barr Reactivation Symptoms
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
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 read that a person can have an asymptomatic Epstein Barr virus . In periods of sleep deprivation/lower immunue function it could reactivate without you knowing. What kind of lab test could tell you if that is happening?
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
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?
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
Do you think a body is able to do any nightly repair with only 4-5 hours of sleep? Read that Epstein Barr virus can induce cancer. Would a person have to show symptoms of E. Barr or could it be silent and immune system not catch it /still do harm?
Stop worrying: I will leave the question about sleep to others or your own observations. Most people have met Epsrein-Barr and do not have symptoms. It produces a few very rare cancers in healthy folks and some of the distinct quasi-cancers in the immuncompromised. There is a huge amount of scare / rubbish stuff about it online. There is nothing you can do about it, so get on with your life and try to be happy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...: 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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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