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Doctor insights on: Epstein Barr Virus And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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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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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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 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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Chronic fatigue syndrome--same as ebv?

Chronic fatigue syndrome--same as ebv?

Chronic fatigue: Although some people with cfs have have some antibodies suggesting recent ebv infection, most do not. There are probably multiple triggers for cfs. ...Read more

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Newly diagnosed with chronic epstein barr virus (ebv) i've been having low grade fevers. Is this what's causing then?

Newly diagnosed with chronic epstein barr virus (ebv)  i've been having low grade fevers. Is this what's causing then?

Diagnosis?: In most cases, what is called chronic ebv infection is really chronic fatigue syndrome, a relapsing illness found mostly in young adults, especially women, that is triggered by a number of infections but not due to them. ...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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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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Could positive epstein barr virus antibodies, with low lymphocyctes be lymphoma?

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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Could epstein barr cause ongoing nausea/vomiting? Raised ALT and enlarged spleen? Ebv IgM positive. Some tiredness.

Could epstein barr cause ongoing nausea/vomiting? Raised ALT and enlarged spleen?  Ebv IgM positive. Some tiredness.

Yes: Epstein-barr virus is the cause of the disease infectious mononucleosis, or "mono". Nausea and vomiting don't occur in every case, but if liver enzymes such as alt are elevated, are fairly 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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Are Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome related?

Are Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome related?

Similar symptoms: Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome can have very similar symptoms. By definition, if one has chronic fatigue syndrome other causes of fatigue like lyme disease have been ruled out, so if one has lyme disease, by definition they do no have cfs. However, it is likely that many people who have been diagnosed with cfs actually have undiagnosed lyme disease. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Could epstein barr virus cause mouth sores?

Could epstein barr virus cause mouth sores?

YES: Ebv , the virus responsible for mononucleosis, is also known to cause a condition called oral hairy leukoplakia--commonly found as an early symptom of HIV infection. Ebv is also responsible for several types of lymphoma and nasopharyngeal (nose/throat) carcinoma. Get checked early. Don't wait. ...Read more

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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

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Chronic sinusitis due to EBV reactivation?

Chronic sinusitis due to EBV reactivation?

Chronic sinusitis: It can result from different factors, but to my knowledge ebv is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can epstein barr virus cause me to be sore?

Can epstein barr virus cause me to be sore?

Possible: In the short term yes ... In the long term probably no. See your doc and get some blood testing. Look of the routine stuff and also trace elements especially rbc magnesium. ...Read more

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Can herpes (several times chickenpox, livelong cold sores, illness from cytomegalo virus) be the cause of chronic fatique? Should adrenals be checked?

Can herpes (several times chickenpox, livelong cold sores, illness from cytomegalo virus) be the cause of chronic fatique? Should adrenals be checked?

Chronic fatigue: The causes of chonic fatigue syndrome (there may be more than one) are unknown. At times the various herpes group viruses (HSV, EBV, CMV, and others) have been suspected, but there is no good evidence for any of them. Just beeling fatigued isn't enough for a diagnosis of CFS. Adrenal insufficiency could cause similar symptoms but is rare unless you have had tuberculosis. See your doctor. ...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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Can herpes simplex type two oral cause chronic fatigue syndrome or daily fatigue?

Can herpes simplex type two oral cause chronic fatigue syndrome or daily fatigue?

No Herpes Simplex: is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex, but not cause chronic fatigue syndrome. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. See your PCP for physical. ...Read more

Dr. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more