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Can EBV cause a autoimmune reaction?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Controversial

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

In brief: Controversial

Ebv is so common that there are many associations, but little evidence for actually causing autoimmune disease.
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: EBV

Autoimmune diseases are due to combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers .
Ebv virus is one such environmental trigger. No definitive cause and effect has been established .. Ebv virus seems to be a suspected trigger as it establishes itself as a cohost in infected individuals and immuno modulates the host immune system leading to some of auto immune diseases.

In brief: EBV

Autoimmune diseases are due to combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers .
Ebv virus is one such environmental trigger. No definitive cause and effect has been established .. Ebv virus seems to be a suspected trigger as it establishes itself as a cohost in infected individuals and immuno modulates the host immune system leading to some of auto immune diseases.
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