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Dealing with mono infectious mononucleosis

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sort of.: There are two separate viruses that cause mono-like illnesses; ebv is more commonly symptomatic. In an unusual case, someone who already had CMV might ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No! : No! you can acquire eb only once. Viral illnesses with similar sx do not count. Chronic mono excluded!
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Mono not related.: It is unlikely that former infection with mono has any affect on TSH. TSH is generally elevated if the T4 is low, so it is important to check T4 to d ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unrelated: and T4 / free T4 is necessary if you have abnormal TSH reading, however, clinical context is more important, the doctor who ordered the tests is the b ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Mono is infectious.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Ramirez-joglar
17 years experience Pediatrics
Vague, viral illness: Infectious mononucleosis begins with malaise (feeling unwell), headache and low grade fever. Later on you develop the classic pharyngitis/tonsillitis. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
Dr. Joel Ross answered
39 years experience Geriatrics
Mono: This very common illness can be infectious for a lifetime. Most people have antibodies against mono and may never get symptoms. People often carry t ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
The likelihood is: zero. You are not still infectious.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Salamat Majeed
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is possible to catch it again. It does weaken the immune system, however the weakness can last anywhere between a couple weeks to a couple months. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Atypical for mono: You don't say anything about how long this has been going on. If it's within 2-3 weeks of her initial diagnosis of mono, feeling better on some days a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: The monovirus (ebv) can remain in blood cells from which it can reactivate. This is detected by testing ebv dna or "viral load" in the blood and bloo ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Mono will generally shed in saliva during the initial phase of the illness, that lasts 3 weeks in most and up to 3 months in a few. It can also shed i ... Read More
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