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Is Chronic Epstein Barr Virus Contagious
Newly diagnosed with chronic epstein barr virus (ebv) I've been having low grade fevers. Is this what's causing then?
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 have chronic active epstein barr virus, migraines, tmj, bruxism, restless leg syndrome, etc. I am 5'5" & keep gaining wt. I am at 250lbs. Cause?
In the past I've had chicken pox & mono which both have the epstein barr virus what are the chances of having chronic fatigue syndrome?
Same as anyone: Almost everyone has ebv infection at some point in their lives. And chicken pox is caused by varicella virus, not ebv. So just because you have had both of these infections does not make you any more likely than anyone else in the general population to develop cfs. More likely you would have other predispositions to the illness. But the answer to your question is your risk is same as all people. ...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
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
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
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
Sometimes nothing: You can be asymptomatic with Epstein-Barr virus. Sometimes this had been associated with chronic fatigue. But it's not definite as all of us at one time or another are infected with Epstein-Barr virus. Epstein Barr Virus is sometimes is associated with more severe medical conditions. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
No: 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
No: There is no connection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Might individuals contract MS even if they don't have the "epstein barr virus hhv4" or the "hhv 6"?
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
Following Epstein-Barr virus, how long does it take for gammaglobulin levels to return to normal range? Are levels typically affected by EBV?
Uncertain: Remember your Epstein- antibodies can be present for many years and1/2 life of gammaglobulins 21 days. In this setting it is going to be in your blood for a long duration of time. ...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
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
Yes: Although we are not absolutely certain of all the routes of transmission, ebv is a herpes virus, and as such, once you have it, it is with you for life. Some people shed the virus in respiratory secretions and other body fluids and can transmit it through intimate contact. Infectious mononucleosis has been called "the kissing disease". ...Read more
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