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What Does Epstein Barr Virus Cause
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
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
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
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
Could the Epstein Barr Virus cause gastritis and intestinal metaplasia? Or would norovirus be a more likely culprit? I have had gastritis for 3 months
Neither: Most often, this just happens. Have you been checked for helicobacter? ...Read more
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
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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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
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?
No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react. ...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
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
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
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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