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mononucleosis and herpes

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Play on words: The public perception of the word herpes is primarily focused on cold sores or genital herpes which are forms of the herpes simplex virus. The scienti ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Herpes and mono are unrelated clinically. Having one is independent if the other.
Dr. Sara Levine
19 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Likely just mono: I am guessing that you've developed sores or ulcers in your mouth or other sensitive areas. Mono can cause extremely painful ulcers in the mouth or g ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus. Although this is one of the herpes viruses it is totally different from hsv1. Infection with ebv w ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Whether or not a person has had Herpes simplex 1, Herpes simplex 2, or CMV (cytomegalovirus) infections usually has no relationship to whether or not ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Mono (infectious mononucleosis) is caused by epstein barr virus (ebv), and herpes sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses type 1 or type 2. Herpes ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Extremely unlikely: Both these viruses generally require much more intense exposurto be transmitted than a peck on the cheek. You needn't worry.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: A medical doctor can help in determining if a patient is suffering from a disease such as herpes, mononucleosis or any other cause. All the best!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, but...: Being "diagnosed" with a disease usually means there is a high likelihood of having that disease, but sometimes initial diagnoses are reversed when fu ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Different: They are drastically different viruses. They have different target tissues and different modes of transmission. You get genital herpes from sexual int ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Not Herpes: Herpes does not appear as a pimple. This is not herpes.

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