Hi everyone. I'm hoping the EBV experts here may be able to help me.
I have been suffering from recurrent fevers for the past 3 years. A fever, and all of the associated things that come with a fever (headache, muscle aches, tired, etc) have been my main symptom. In March of 2009 I had an outbreak of genital ulcers but I tested negative for HSV I and HSV II. Right now I am suffering from a three week spell of fevers and I have had another outbreak of genital ulcers.
My gyn tested me for EBV yesterday because it is listed in the differential diagnosis for genital ulcers. My test results came back today as follows:
The reference range for the lab is 8.0 POSTIVE
EBV VCA IgM 3.2 POSITIVE
EBNA AB IgG >8.0 POSITIVE
EBV Early Antigen IgG >8.0 POSITIVE
I'm not really sure what all of this means. Has anyone had an EBV infection that has caused symptoms for 3+ years? I have received extensive treatment for many drs. (ID, Hematology, Rheum, Genetics, Hepatology, etc.) and had many procedures (CT, PET, Brain MRI, bone marrow biopsy, liver biopsy) and been tested for countless diseases, infections, autoimmune diseases, etc. and nothing is positive. The ONLY positive test I have had, which I had at the very beginning of my illness, was for Lyme disease. My drs. feel that was a false positive because I did not get better after antibiotic treatment.
Any insight on whether or not these EBV results mean anything would be greatly appreciated.