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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

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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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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My 9yr old daughters GLIADIN IGA AB (DEAMIDATED was 148. No symptoms. Can test be wrong? Repeat test b4 jumping into invasive procedures?

My 9yr old daughters GLIADIN IGA AB (DEAMIDATED was 148. No symptoms. Can test be wrong?  Repeat test b4 jumping into invasive procedures?

Retest: I think if your daughter is still consuming an IgA tTG test would be more informative. You can also get a genetic test done to confirm her susceptability to celiac disease before jumping into a small intestine biopsy. ...Read more

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Im wondering if you can tell me what the ratio is for normal gluten levels on a blood test. This is mine glidan/gluten IgA ab 36 h2?

Im wondering if you can tell me what the ratio is for normal gluten levels on a blood test.     This is mine glidan/gluten IgA ab  36 h2?

Testing for gluten: Sensitivity can be tricky, and should be done by a physician with the context of a good clinical history of diet and symptoms. The best way to definitively identify gluten sensitivity is to have a trial of exposure to gluten followed by endoscopy and biopsy of the small bowel. If there is good exposure to gluten and the small bowel is normal, then it is unlikely to be gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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I was exposed to someone with Epstein Barr virus, what should I do? I already have post viral syndrome, I can't get real sick again. Please help!

Rest easy: 90+ percent of us have been exposed already to EBV (Epstein Barr Virus) and have immunity to it. Given your age, I don't think you need be concerned. It's highly likely that you encountered this virus in your younger years (think teens) and your immune system dealt with it. I always recommend a good nights sleep, proper nutrition, reducing stress and avoiding environmental poisons (smoke). ...Read more

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What does a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgM mean?

What does a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgM mean?

DIAGNOSIS IS MONO:: Acute phase of infectious mononucleosis is characterized by rapid igm and igg antibody response to viral capsid antibody(vca) in all patients. The test may remain positive from 4 weeks, occasionally up to 4 months. ...Read more

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What does a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG mean?

What does a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG mean?

Past EBV infection: The presence of igg to the ebv capsule means that your body was exposed at some time in the past to ebv and made antibodies against it. It is at its highest level 2-3 months after the initial infection, and it will always be present. An elevated igm level would be consistent with current/recent infection. ...Read more

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What does a high EBV viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG and a high IgM EBV viral capsid antibody mean, what's it mean?

What does a high EBV viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG and a high IgM EBV viral capsid antibody mean, what's it mean?

Likely immunity,,: You've got antibodies to the ebv which likely means you were infected at some time in your life and you recovered and now your body has circulating antibodies to it. An igg antibody in particular indicates long term resistance. This virus usually causes asymptomatic infection so you probably fought it off and weren't aware of it. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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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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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 +

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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Confused by results bc had mono 15 yr ago.. Epstein barr VCA ab (igm) < or = 0.90 epstein virus VCA ab (igg) 3.51 epstein virus (ebna) ab (igg) >5.

Makes perfect sense: Igm antibodies rise only during the actual, acute infection. They then fade away and are replaced by the various igg antibodies, which are the ones that provide lifetime protection against the same strain of the virus. So your numbers are consistent with the fact you had mono years ago. There is no igm, and positive igg levels. So you are immune and do not currently have mono. ...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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How long could epstein barr virus last?

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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How does somebody get treated for epstein barr virus?

How does somebody get treated for epstein barr virus?

TREATMENT OR EB VIRU: The disease is self limiting and notreatment is neccesary, except bed rest in acute infections and oral fluids. If there is a co existing infection than treat with appropriate antibiotics.In severe cases some times we use oral corticosteroids, which reduce some symptoms and swelling precutions for few months to avoid contact sport and activities to prevent rupture of spleen. ...Read more