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Elevated EBV and swollen lymph nodes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 29, 2008
  • 05:37 PM

Before Christmas, I became very ill with swollen lymph nodes in the back of my head and in my neck. I was tested for Mono (which I had in the past). My mono test showed that I had it in the past (had the antibodies) but did not have it at present. My EBV was greater than 750 (normal is less than 18). Can anyone tell me if they have heard of this with any autoimmune disorder and what tests migh be helpful? I am still ill and my bloodwork yesterday CBC, etc. all came back normal.

I have daily headaches, nausea, fatigue, malaise and occasional low-grade fevers. I feel like crap.

A lymph node biopsy over the holidays came back negative for lymphoma or cancer elsewhere, that spread to lymph nodes.

They called it 'reactive' lymph nodes - but they do not know TO WHAT.

Now my doc wants to do a CAT Scan on my head - due to the headaches. I wonder if this isn't a further waste of money - since my blood work came back normal.

Please, any thoughts would be appreciated!

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