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Dr. James Ferguson
45 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
Many: mono is a common viral infection that many people, even very young children, experience. In many cases it is not diagnosed because the symptoms are no ... Read More
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Dr. R. Keith Hill
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Generally you can have symptoms similar to the flu or a bad cold. You can also have a very severe sore throat with enlarged tonsils.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Virus: The cause of mononucleosis is the epstein- barr virus. There is no cure. The virus will run its course in time. Meanwhile lots of rest is in order, an ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rarely: A few boys/men have a genetic defect that causes progressive illness with epstein barr virus (ebv) infection. In most people ebv causes a self limite ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience Family Medicine
Fatigue, sore throat: A single, large lymph node on either side of the neck, sleepiness, nausea, loss of appetite and in some extreme cases, viral hepatitis (when mono is f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The standard adult case generally runs its course in 3-4 wks with a fraction that persist to 3 months. (5%) the "chronic fatigue syndrome" popularize ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audrey Rogers
34 years experience Pediatrics
Number of white cell: A mono white count is the number of white blood cells in your blood stream when you have mononucleosis. Typically the wbc's are more lymphocytes and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
No definate link: No one knows what triggers genetically predisposed individuals to develop celiac's. There have been rare case reports of patients developing celiac f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not in early phase: There is a risk of spleen rupture in the early phase of the disease, contact sports should be avoided for 3 month. Aerobic excessive could be resume e ... Read More

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