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Non infectious mononucleosis

A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
I do not know: Infectious mono is a serious viral mediated illness which is well known. Other viral, illnesses, and bacterial illnesses can cause similar symptoms o... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Usually not: Most people with mono are much better after 1-2 weeks but may have times of fatigue on and off.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: The core symptoms of fever and sore throat often resolve within a couple of weeks; however, the fatigue can last for months. Unfortunately, there is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
See below: Usually a complete blood count, cbc, and ebstein bar titers.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Monospot: The monospot is a quick test for infectious mononucleosis; it is not 100% sensitive, however, so if your doctor still feels it may be mono, he/she can... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Kissing: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after yo... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Mono: Unfortunately one can develop mono at any age.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No, but...: Classic infectious mono results from epstein-barr infection, but the first time you meet CMV and the first time you meet toxoplasmosis, exactly the sa... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Mono: Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Likely, immediately : Mono is a common infection triggered in most cases by the EB virus. About 90% of adults will show past infections, many from childhood illness that is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Mononucleosis: Yes it is also called kissing disease as the eb virus is present in saliva and can infect the kissing partner.

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