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Suffering from chronic epstein barr virus, degenerative disc and joint disease. Will it cause joint pain?

I was diagnosed with chronic ebstiein barr syndrome I suffer from degenerative disc and joint disease as well it seems like everytime I have bad back pain the ebstein barr acts up really bad cold sores and fever and it usually last for 6 weeks or more could it be possible the the syndrome is causing the pain I read the ebstein bars causes joint inflamation
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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It is my privilege to be able to help you.
As you are diagnosed to have EB virus infection for last 6 weeks and you had symptoms of infection in joints. Joints will be affected in this infection leading to joint pain or arthritis.
It is important to note that symptoms related to EBV infection last for more than 4 months (16 weeks).
When such an illness lasts more than 6 months, it is frequently called chronic EBV infection.
However laboratory evidence for continued active EBV infection is found in these patients.
I would suggest you to consult your physician for further query and continuation of treatment.
Thank you.
Answered: Mon, 20 Jan 2014
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