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How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection

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Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Not quantified: Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: Most of the time mono is a self limited illness. In rare individuals it may cause immune suppression that could predispose the person to other infecti ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Get a second opinion: Go to ENT and get a second opinion
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
High white count: See an ENT specialist to rule out a possible retropharanygeal abscess
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: Unless you have a rare side effect and have suppression of your bone marrow and can not generate enough infection fighting cells.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Fungal infections usually occur in immunocompromised people who are already at risk for bacterial infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Risk reduction: You reduce your risk of infection, and thus for complications for infection, by practicing good hand hygiene, getting vaccinated, eating well, and avo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
Probiotics: The use of probiotics continues to increase along with the publication of studies to look at the issue of whether they help or not. Right now it appea ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Depending where the bacterial infection originates and if allowed to go unchecked --> it can spread to the local tissue, into the blood and even into ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Good ?: The viral infection in upper airways may cause swelling of the draining passages of your sinuses, so after a few days bacteria may overgrowth in some ... Read More
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