Chronic Epstein-Barr virus

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Chronic Epstein-Barr (CEBV) or Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) is a rare condition in which the body makes too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.[1]

The US singer and actress, Cher, contracted CEBV in the 1990s and developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She is reputed to have gone to Belgium for treatment and hence recovered. [2]

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  • Fever
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Low numbers of platelets

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platelet - (also known as a thrombocyte) A colorless disk-like blood cell that assists in blood clotting by adhering to other platelets and to damaged linings of blood vessels. Simply put, platelets clump together to form blood clots. (A blood clot is also called a thrombus.) People with low levels of platelets may have trouble with blood clotting, and may bleed easily from minor wounds.

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