The Herpes Virus family consist of a number of viruses–herpes simplex-1 and 2, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Varicella Zoster Virus (VSV) and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). EBV infects about nine out of 10 people and a good number will develop infectious mononucleosis (IM)
Despite this, my guest today, infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD calls EBV “The red-headed step child of the Herpes Virus family”. Dr LaRosa talks about signs and symptoms, pathology and more.
In addition, he looks at the association between multiple sclerosis (MS) and EBV and the association of EBV with numerous auto-immune diseases.
- Antibiotics: How to optimize the use and dosing of Vancomycin
- Sepsis: An interview with Steven LaRosa, MD
- Tickborne diseases: Laboratory diagnosis and treatment
- Antibiotic stewardship: A look at penicillin allergies
- Rabies: What should you do if you’re exposed?
- Bioterrorism, antibiotic resistance and pandemic flu: Discussing ‘Deadliest Enemy’
- Raw water: ‘In defiance of everything science tells us’
- Anti-vaccine arguments rebutted
- Bacterial meningitis and vaccinations: A discussion with Dr. Leonard Friedland
- Bacteriophage therapy: A remarkable story
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and the importance of timely treatment with doxycycline
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden