Epstein Barr Virus Symptoms
November 11, 2016
Epstein barr virus symptoms are usually mild and sometimes without symptoms as well. However, once someone get infected by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), the virus will persist in the body for life.
Epstein Barr virus symptoms can include :
• inflamed throat
• swollen lymph nodes in the neck
• enlarged spleen
• swollen liver
Almost 95 percent of people in the world has infected by EBV. It is according to study of Boston University. How to confirm that someone has got infected, while they have no Epstein barr virus symptoms? It is simple. We can check by laboratory test. The name is EBV test. It will detect the antibody VCA IgG, VCA IgM, and EBNA.
EBV is easy to spread because the symptoms is mild or sometimes without symptoms. It spreads by saliva through kissing or sharing food. That is why mononucleosis in which EBV as the main cause, is referred to as kissing disease.
Epstein Barr Virus symptoms will appear about four to six weeks after infection. Infectious mononucleosis is the main disease. But several studies have showed that there are some diseases can be associated with this virus.
Small number of patients have neurological complications. Enchepalitis, meningitis, infection of the spinal cord have been reported. But most patients with this neurological complications completely recover.
Several studies have associated Epstein Barr Virus with some cancer. Burkitt Lymphoma, Nasopharyngeal cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, gastic cancer have been found to be related with EBV. However, the exact mechanism is not fully understood.
So, what can we do as a patient if we get Epstein Barr Virus symptoms? I think the best thing to do is not to be so worried about that. In fact, almost all people have got infected and it is always mild. Similar with influenza virus symptoms. You can consult to the doctor. Perhaps, the medical doctor will give some medicines to relieve the symptoms. Anyway, Most of the symptoms will relieve by itself, just like influenza virus. But symptomatica medicines is helpful enough to make you comfortable.