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Reactivated EBV 9 months after first infection. Could i be immunodeficient? Antibody count: 65 ab VCA igm; 53 ea ab igg; 431 ab VCA igg; 289 ebna igg.

Reactivated EBV 9 months after first infection. Could i be immunodeficient? Antibody count: 65 ab VCA igm; 53 ea ab igg; 431 ab VCA igg; 289 ebna igg.

No: Unfortunately ebv stays alive forever in one's lymphocytes and can get activated easily in susceptible people without known immunodeficiency. However you may call that an immunodeficiency given that all people have been infected with it yet only few would have recurrent ebv problem. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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I'm worried I have lymphoma! I've been fatigued for 5 months. Have reactivated EBV.. I have no swollen lymph nodes that I can feel but they ache all o?

See doctor: There are many reasons for one to become fatigue and without any node enlargement, lymphoma would not be high on the list of your problem. EBV virus antibodies can get elevated even when the infection is not EBV. It is time to contact your doctor to get an evaluation for your fatigue and start from there. ...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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Had EBV reactivation in Nov, now IGM is - but IGG early antigen is high 42.4 (0-8.9). read this means EBV still active. What are possibilities?

Doubt reactivation: While it is very common to shed EBV during stress and illness as in Herpes simplex, EBV almost never " reactivates" except in patients with profound immunosuppressive, like a bone marrow transplant patient. Hi antibody tigers do not correlate with active disease. Even positive EBV cultures almost always reflect shedding and not invasive disease. Most patients are asymptomatically infected asbabies ...Read more

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Why would I have accute mono/ebv currently when i've had it before in the past? Why would it re-activate?

Why would I have accute mono/ebv currently when i've had it before in the past? Why would it re-activate?

May recur: Generally, people will only contract mononucleosis once. Once infected, the patient carries the dormant virus in b lymphocytes for the rest of life. Immune system normally keeps the virus under control. However, under certain circumstances when the immune system is under stress, the virus may become reactive and cause vague symptoms of general illness and person becomes contagious. ...Read more

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Can EBV return?

Presumptively: There are individuals both with chronic active infection with ebv and some evidence of recurrent disease in some people. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can EBV (+ve) mean?

Epstein Barr virus +: A person has been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This is the cause of infectious mononucleosis (Mono) and is associated with certain cancers. A POSITIVE blood test (antibody test) only means exposure to the virus but not necessarily active disease. Seroepidemiologic survey indicates that over 95% of adults worldwide are infected with EBV. Transplant registry for instance will prove this ...Read more

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Can EBV be transmitted through food sources?

No: Ebv, epstein barr virus, is transmitted by coming into contact with the secretions, usually saliva, of another individual who is shedding the virus. ...Read more

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Can anyone help with what my EBV results mean? What are all these numbers?

EBV: In short, IgM anti-vca is positive early so it is useful to diagnose acute ebv infection. Anti-ebna is only positive in convalescence so it signifies past infection. ...Read more

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If EBV caused a massive reaction for the body to attack its own nerve cells, what diseases are we looking at?

NOT USUALLY MASSIVE: Not sure what you are looking for, but here's my take on ebv. There is a strong relationship to adult ms (99% have had some infection in past, but 95% of normals also). Of course, it can cause infectious mono, and maybe chronic fatigue. Not clear whether in some cases related to cancers, lymphomas (burkitt's), hematological disorders, and rarely acute neurological events (gbs?)-not proven. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with chronic active ebv. I've had severe symptoms for over 2years. Should I be concerned?

Yes/NIH study: Chronic active EBV infection is a rare and serious condition. Recent treatments include immunomodulators such as interferon gamma, and pre-clinical studies of bortezomib, and valproic acid are promising. Reduced intensity hematopoetic stem cell transplantation with nondestructive pretreatment is curative. http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00032513 Please consider signing up for this study. ...Read more

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Can I be causing EBV flare up around the same time each year when i increase my daily workout as summer approaches?

Simple blood test: Get an EBV viral tier ( blood test) to confirm a viral flare. Not related to your own activity. ...Read more

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What does my EBV IgG mean?

EBV: It means that you were exposed to epstein barr virus at one time in your life. About 80% of the population has joined you in this. ...Read more

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Can EBV cause a autoimmune reaction?

Can EBV cause a autoimmune reaction?

Controversial: Ebv is so common that there are many associations, but little evidence for actually causing autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Any difference between EBV and mono?

Virus and Clinical: Condition. Ebv is epstein barr virus, it is a common of the clinical condion called infectious mononucleosis. Ebv also causes other diseases, e.g. Lymphoma, oropharyngeal cancer etc. Other viruses, e.G, cytomegalovirus can cause a picture similar to infectious mononucleosis, "mono". ...Read more

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I HAVE EBV IgG +ve .. what to do ?

Nothing: Unless you are sick, see your doctor. Most people have EBV IgG +ve ! Why was the test done, how was your clinical picture, is what matters more, self treatment/medicating isn't good, only will lead to more confusion together with the use of Dr Google. See your doctor or a doctor you trust if you really suffer, good luck ...Read more

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What does high anti EBV VCA IgA means?

Not much: It just means that you have been exposed (or infected) to EBV at an indeterminate time. ...Read more

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My daughter has ebv.. Need some advice?

My daughter has ebv.. Need some advice?

Maybe:see below: The eb virus test is positive for about 90% of the population. It does not, by itself indicate mononucleosis. If the eb virus becomes active and actually cause "mono" the test becomes much more positive. I have seen mandy kids with this diagnosis and treated them very easily with vitamind/mineral supplements and correction of an often appalling diet. ...Read more

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Is there a antiviral available for ebv?

Is there a antiviral available for ebv?

None known: Some doctors are treating ebv with valcyclocir, but there is no evidence that it is effective. A healthy body will almost certainly clear the virus by itself. The problem is that you'll feel bad for a long time if you don't let your body recover. Sleep, nutrition, and not over exercising are the things that need to be focused on until you feel healthy again. ...Read more