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I have been "sorta" diagnosed with Epstein barr virus. For 6 weeks now I have swollen lymph nodes and feel weak it just doesn't seem to go away?

Follow up. Not sure what "sorta" diagnosed would mean exactly. If you are not better after six weeks, I would just make sure you followup with your physician to make sure your progress or lack thereof is appropriate or whether you need further workup. Read more...
Don't settle "sorta" You and your health are worth knowing the facts...not maybes or sortas. If you've been ill fir over a month and not making adequate recovery, it's time to demand further investigation. If initial lab work results were"equivocal", meaning it might or might not be something, it's time to have things repeated. Don't do this through ER or urgent care...get with a doc who can follow this through! Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Yes. Ebv is one of the first viruses to be associated with carcinogenesis though most people carry the virus without it ever causing cancer but in certain population it does. http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/10/3/803.abstract. Read more...

How does cfs relate to the epstein-barr virus?

Effect on Immune sys. Evb does effect the immune system, and if let it continue by not eating porperly, and exercise may become chronic. To best of my knowledge there is bio chemical markers in body that are changed because of ebv causing cfs. I will like to hear from experts on this question. Read more...
No relation. Ebv mononucleosis can cause a prolonged period of fatigue in some patients. Chronic fatigue syndrome has been thoroughly studied and although the cause of most cases is not known it has been proven that ebv infection does not play a role in this syndrome. Read more...

Does the epstein-barr virus cause encephalitis?

Yes, but. But - encephalitis is an extremely rare diagnosis to be associated with eb virus. Read more...
Epstein-barr virus. Yes, epstein barr virus can cause a direct infection of the brain (encephalitis). Symptoms include headache, sensitivity to light, stiffness of the neck, confusion and lethargy. Epstein barr virus may also cause muscle paralysis - usually temporary, called guillain barre syndrome. Read more...