Epstein-Barr is the virus that causes mononucleosis. You might know this disease better by its nickname, "mono." It's also called the "kissing disease" because of one way you can spread it to Author: Stephanie Watson. Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Lutwick on symptoms of epstein barr virus in adults: 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.
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous virus that afflicts >90% of adults usually as adolescents and young adults. Primary EBV infections in children are often asymptomatic but infections in adolescents can manifest as infectious mononucleosis with overt symptoms of an acute viral infection.Cited by: 2. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) frequently causes acute infection or infectious mononucleosis (IM) in the adolescent population. Hepatic involvement in these cases is not uncommon and typically is accompanied by elevations in serum aminotransaminases and alkaline phosphatase (AP). In the older Cited by: 5.
Among the many next-tier suspects is the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV belongs to the family of herpes viruses including those that cause cold sores, genital herpes, chickenpox and shingles. Infection with EBV is virtually inescapable; in the US, 95% of all adults will be infected by age 40, and 50% of all children by age 5.