EBV (Epstein Barr Virus) Reactivation
For some time, my bloods have shown the active presence of EBV, last week I was informed that the viral load was sufficiently high to initiate therapy. I wasn’t aware of the potentially serious complication of reactivation of EBV post stem cell transplant, as I am two years post-transplant I am naturally saddened to find myself back on the day unit. Assuming all the tests I underwent last week, went according to plan I start a weekly low dose of rituximab as a preemptive treatment this week. Has anyone else experience a reactivation of EBV and undergone this form of treatment? My greatest concern is post discharge from the haematology oncology who and how frequently are tests carried out to keep an eye on the condition?