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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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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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What are the best treatments for epstein-barr disease?

Time: In most cases, patients with acute ebv (mononucleosis) are treated symptomatically and with reduced activity. Antivirals generally have no role but corticosteroids are used in some cases related to complications including low platelets and hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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If you are a carrier of epstein barr virus, can you still transmit the disease?

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

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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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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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The journal of clinical immunology Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 535738, 9 -Epstein-Barr Systemic Autoimmune Diseases What is your opinion?

The journal of clinical immunology 
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 535738, 9 -Epstein-Barr Systemic Autoimmune Diseases What is your opinion?

Definite possiblity: Therea re alot of papers that indicate the possibility of a latent (hidden) Epstein Barr infection as a cause of autoimmunity as well as the possility that these individuals with autoimmune disease have a relatively imbalanced immune system that could contribute to reactivation of the virus and/or incomplete resolution of the infection. Nadia Ali, M.D, M.B;B.S, MPH, ABHIM, FACP ...Read more

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I was just told by an Infectious Disease Dr. I have Chronic Epstein Barr? What is this? Had Mono in high school, a while ago now? Currently very ill.

I was just told by an Infectious Disease Dr. I have Chronic Epstein Barr? What is this? Had Mono in high school, a while ago now?  Currently very ill.

It is an infection: caused by a virus. Chronic form is associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. There is no effective drug that will eliminate the virus. Rather, you need to rely upon your own immune system to eradicate the virus. Rest and proper nutrition are your best bets. Ask your infectious disease specialist for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Hi,I would to know does Epstein barr virus causes blisters on the throat of the skin.is the disease transmitted by blood.

Mono: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is the best known acute clinical manifestation of EBV. IM often begins with malaise, headache, and low-grade fever before development of the more specific signs of tonsillitis and/or pharyngitis, cervical lymph node enlargement and tenderness, and moderate to high fever. ...Read more

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Can you please define epstein-barr?

...: 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

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more