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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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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What causes the epstein barr virus?

Is a virus: The epstein barr virus is a virus, a living very small organism capable of producing different diseases. ...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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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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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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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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Is chronic fatigue syndrome caused by the epstein - barr virus?

Is chronic fatigue syndrome caused by the epstein - barr virus?

It can be: Chronic ebv syndrome was characterized by chronic fatigue. However, there are several systems & chronic infections etc that can lead to the symptoms of chronic fatigue which frequently is accompanied by fibromyalgia & myfascial pain syndromes. ...Read more

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Is it true that hypothyroid is caused from Epstein Barr virus? I had infections as kid (UTIs, ear inf., etc), now dx with hypothyroid. Related?

Is it true that hypothyroid is caused from Epstein Barr virus? I had infections as kid (UTIs, ear inf., etc), now dx with hypothyroid. Related?

No: Most humans are eventually infected by the EB virus, often in childhood. If it doesn't catch up with them until adolescence it is more symptomatic. Many organs are influenced/ impaired by the condition but the thyroid gland is rarely involved. If it triggered hypothyroid, everybody would be. ...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

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Does epstein barr virus make a herpes test positive since the EBV is a herpes simplex virus?

No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react. ...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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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