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Epstein In Children
...: 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
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
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?
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
If one has epstein bar for ten years, can it be passed to spouse? Can it be harmful, esp is spouse has ms? My understanding is that ep is incurable.
Yes, but...: It probably doesn't matter. If one is married and enjoying life, and has epstein barr virus (which many adults have inside their bodies), she can keep on enjoying life and not change anything. The spouse may already have ebv (blood test can show that), but if he doesn't, nobody knows if or when he'll catch it from his wife. If he catches it, then he's just like all the other people who've had ebv. ...Read more
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
They are not related: There is no evidence that epstein-barr virus (ebv) causes fibromyalgia (fms). Yet, many "experts" claim to find a connection. As fms is a painful condition that truly affects people's lives, others try to exploit fms patients and sell them bogus treatments and unecessary tests (eg., ebv testing). For fms, exercise helps. Weight loss (if overweight) helps. Dietary changes and medications can help. ...Read more
EBV MFC: Yes. There is an association. References can be found on www. Pubmed. Com. ...Read more
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
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
Congenital: Ebstein anomaly is a congenital condition affecting the tricuspid valve and its position inside the heart. Clinical symptoms are dependent on which structures are affected in addition to the valve. Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve opening is smaller than normal. This can be congenital or acquired. ...Read more
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
EBV: Epstein barr virus (ebv) has been associated with a variety of conditions, from mononucleosis to various forms of cancer. But it's important to note that the vast majority of people experience no symptoms, or very mild ones. It is likely that additional factors are necessary to predispose individuals to the development of cancers and other serious conditions when ebv is involved. ...Read more