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Disease or Condition — Infections and Parasites:
EBV

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Description

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is a type of viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It is one of the most common human viruses and is usually spread through saliva. Symptoms of EBV infection can include fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue. In some cases, EBV can cause more serious illnesses such as mononucleosis, lymphoma, and certain types of cancer. Treatment for EBV infection usually involves rest and supportive care. In some cases, antiviral medications may be prescribed.

Synonyms
  • EBV infection
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection
  • HHV4
  • human herpesvirus 4
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • skin rash
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • acute sore throat
  • enlarged cervical lymph nodes
  • generalized enlarged lymph nodes
  • splenomegaly
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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