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Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Don't 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. Don't 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Does the epstein-barr virus cause cancer?

Does the epstein-barr virus cause cancer?

Yes.: Ebv is most commonly associated with burkitt lymphoma and hodgkin lymphoma, especially in states of compromised immunity such as HIV infection. It is also the virus that causes mononucleosis ("mono").

What is encouraging, though, is that the majority of us have been infected at some point with ebv and yet most of the time we do not develop cancer. ...Read more

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Can the epstein-barr virus which causes mono cause cancer?

Can the epstein-barr virus which causes mono cause cancer?

In certain...: ...Conditions, yes. In particular, when it happens simultaneously with malaria, it can cause burkitt's lymphoma, a common cancer in africa. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosis with Epstein Barr Virus when he was 2. I read that he is at a greater risk of cancer now. How much greater is his risk? I'm very worried

Kissing Disease: Research suggests that there is a greater risk of the development of Hodgkins Lymphoma on the order of 1 case per 1000 patients with documented Epstein Barr Virus mononucleosis. Almost everyone becomes infected with the virus at some point in his or her lives, and those infected during childhood rarely become ill. The fact that he was two years old diminishes that risk significantly. ...Read more

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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?

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 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

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Can you please define epstein barr virus in simple words?

Virus of Herpes fami: It ia a virus of the herpes family also called hepes virus 4 (hhv-4) and happens to be one of the most common virus in humans
it causes
infectious mononucleosis
hodgkins lymphoma and other cancers like burkitts lymphoma. ...Read more

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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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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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Will my kidneys be affected if I have an infection with the epstein-barr virus?

Will my kidneys be affected if I have an infection with the epstein-barr virus?

EB VIRUS: Other than causing sore throat, lymph node enlargement and enlarged spleen which could rupture, I am not aware eb virus affect the kidney. ...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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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 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 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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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 is the definition or description of: epstein barr virus?

A human virus.: 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 evidence of previous infection. ...Read more

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Is there a link between the epstein-barr virus and any type of leukemia?

EBV and burkitts: Endemic burkitts lymphoma is associated with epstein-barr virus (ebv). Burkitts lymphoma can transform to more agreesive form of burkitts leukemia. ...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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How does cfs relate to the epstein-barr virus?

How does cfs relate to the epstein-barr virus?

No relation: Ebv mononucleosis can cause a prolonged period of fatigue in some patients. Chronic fatigue syndrome has been thoroughly studied and although the cause of most cases is not known it has been proven that ebv infection does not play a role in this syndrome. ...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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Do you carry the epstein-barr virus for the rest of your life?

Yes.: But so does pretty much every person on earth, without any evidence of ill effects. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still have reactive nodes and fatigue after 13 years of epstein barr virus?

Is it possible to still have reactive nodes and fatigue after 13 years of epstein barr virus?

Chronic Viral infect: This is a very good question and it may not be easily answered. The research on this is still showing mixed results. The more likely scenario that we are seeing some interest is another common viral illness known as cmv. Chronic viral inflammation with CMV may be a common reason for disease.

There is no definitive information yet, but we could see more as the study of viruses progresses. ...Read more

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

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

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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When diagnosing epstein barr virus & mono, are they two different blood tests taken when determining the proper diagnoses?

Mono syndromes: 80% of mono is thought due to EB virus and various screening tests can point to that diagnosis. A simple CBC can show a predominance of "monocytes" among the white cells. A screening monospot can be positive. To be sure it is an acute EB virus related infection specific EB virus antibodies can be ordered that differentiate EB from a half dozen other possibilities. It is seldom necessary for treatm ...Read more

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My wbc is always high ranging from 13-26 And I've been told several times within the last 8 years that I have epstein barr virus what does this mean?

Need more infrmation: The key is which cells are high, whether they all look normal, and especially how you FEEL. Some people lack molecules that keep white cells hunkered down on the vessels walls, so more of them circulate even though you're basically fine. A majority of folks have antibodies against Epstein-Barr from meeting it as kids or having infectious mono. I suspect it means nothing. What does your doctor say? ...Read more

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Can people affected with epstein-barr virus donate bone marrow?

Can people affected with epstein-barr virus donate bone marrow?

Not likely: If you have chronic ebv viremia, you should not be donating any blood products including bone marrow or stem cells since the viremia could be transmitted to the recipient. Remember, though, that most of us have had exposure to ebv at some point in their life and so have circulating antibodies and only a few of us have the chronic viremia. ...Read more

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What are other possible causes of mononucleosis, besides the Epstein-Barr Virus?

Mono syndrome: About 80%= of mono syndrome is triggered by EB virus. Other agents like cytomegalovirus, a cousin of EBV, the adenovirus and toxoplasmosis (a paracite) can cause similar syndromes. The agent can be determined by specific antibody testing., ...Read more

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Been sick for 4 months, positive for mycoplasma and epstein barr virus, palpitations daily. Seen cardiologist says they will go away. When?

Not due to infection: Blood tests for EBV and Mycoplasma pneumoniae are positive in most healthy adults. They have nothing to do with your palpitations. Your cardiologist is the best source to advise you about the cause and how long they might persist. ...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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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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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 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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Does epstein barr virus persist for a long time in your body?

E B Virus: Most people get infected with eb virus and develop adaptive immunity. In us 50% of five year children and 90 to 95% of adults have evidence of previous infection. That will show with IgG antibodies in the blood. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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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