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EBV IgM and IgG positive results during sore throat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   HI! I have sore throat since december (26) and my ebv results are igm positive, igg positive anda enba 1 igg also this a reactivation? i'm hiv negative,anti-dna negative and fAN -negative. i'm very concerned.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   ,anti-dna negativ
Doctor :   is it HIV
Doctor :   or EBV
User :   my hiv results are negative
User :   but ebv results are all positive
Doctor :   can u type the tett anme
Doctor :   HIV test
User :   hiv-1 negative hiv-2 negative
Doctor :   OK
User :   but ebv-igm positive igg positive and ebna1-igg positive
Doctor :   you have presently sore thraot and EBV IgM and IgG positive
User :   yes
Doctor :   u r presently infetcted
Doctor :   tou need to take some pracautions
User :   bue i read thar if you have ebna 1 positive it means that you had ebv in the past
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it could be reactivation on tine infection does not offer life long umminity
User :   and is it "normal" to have a reactivation ?
User :   i mean is it common
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   as there is no life long imminity u can get any number of times
User :   ok
Doctor :   there will be enlargement od spleen
Doctor :   avoid contact sports
Doctor :   No dietary modifications are required.
Doctor :   Acceptable activity level during the acute illness depends on severity of the patient's symptoms
Doctor :   Extreme fatigue may require bed rest for 1-2 weeks
User :   ok,i read about it,my ebv test was made iat 21 december
User :   but my throat doesn´t recover
Doctor :   you can hom e remedies
Doctor :   salt wter gargle
Doctor :   pepppe in hot milk
Doctor :   u can use inuprofen 600mh 3 times d ay
User :   ok i'll try the eter with salt
Doctor :   if necessary use corticosteroids, for 1 week
User :   ok thank you doctor
Doctor :   thank u bye
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