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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