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Mononucleosis and herpes

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Herpes and mono are unrelated clinically. Having one is independent if the other.
Dr. Sara Levine
Adolescent Medicine 20 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Extremely unlikely: Both these viruses generally require much more intense exposurto be transmitted than a peck on the cheek. You needn't worry.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
I don't know: Have you been having unprotected sex? If so, go get tested.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Next step is a: CT and/or ENT (ear nose throat) consultation. At your age the most common things are tonsil/ adenoids enlargement, thymoma, laryngeal polyp and thru... Read More
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