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does mono stay in your system forever

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience Pediatrics
All body systems: Mono is caused by a virus and it can get into all parts of your body. Usually the main problems are in the throat with large, painful tonsils and sore ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Peaks early: With this disorder, you usually see this side effect by the end of the first week of symptoms (which is when they come in for diagnosis) with a gradua ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
"immune system" ??: People with compromised immune systems can develop several complications of the virus. The virus itself leads to generalized weakness / fatigue whic ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes it can!: YES!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The virus that causes mono infects immune system cells and can change the immune system in a variety of ways. Usually, the changes are only temporary.
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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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Possibly: You should be checked for chronic EB ( Epstein-Barr) viral infection or immunodeficiency .
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not true: While mononucleosis can occasionally cause more chronic problems, the vast majority of times the bodies clears the virus and the infection resolves.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
No: the cells "infected" by EBV are not those responsible for general immunity. Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Can be: But not necessarily. Mono can be a mild or significant illness. I have found that chinese medicine is the best answer!. All my mono patients I have se ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Close contact: Around the world eb virus infections (mono) are commonly experienced in early childhood. The virus is spread in the saliva of both symptomatic & some ... Read More
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