Diseases caused by Epstein-Barr Virus

Posted by healingone @healingone, Feb 6 1:11pm

What can Epstein Barr cause besides Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Hashimoto’s?

Hi @healingone here is some more information on Epstein-Barr Virus: https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/infections/herpesvirus-infections/infectious-mononucleosis

I'd like to highlight this paragraph from the Merck Manual's webpage: "Rarely, EBV contributes to the development of several uncommon types of cancer, such as Burkitt lymphoma and certain cancers of the nose and throat (nasopharyngeal cancer). It is thought that specific viral genes alter the growth cycle of infected cells and cause them to become cancerous. EBV does not cause chronic fatigue syndrome, as was once suspected."

Is this something you have discusses with your doctor? What has your research shown?

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @healingone here is some more information on Epstein-Barr Virus: https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/infections/herpesvirus-infections/infectious-mononucleosis

I'd like to highlight this paragraph from the Merck Manual's webpage: "Rarely, EBV contributes to the development of several uncommon types of cancer, such as Burkitt lymphoma and certain cancers of the nose and throat (nasopharyngeal cancer). It is thought that specific viral genes alter the growth cycle of infected cells and cause them to become cancerous. EBV does not cause chronic fatigue syndrome, as was once suspected."

Is this something you have discusses with your doctor? What has your research shown?

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Thank you for the link. I was not aware of that resource.

I clicked to the professional version and search chronic active Epstein Barr. It brought up 90 related conditions.

The customer version is not entirely correct. As an 11th grader, I wish I had gotten it by kissing!

Have a great day!

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