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what might cause the symptoms of infectious mononucleosis in 19yo?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
MONONUCLEOSIS: Infection with ebv, herpes virus type 4 characterized by fatigue, fever, pharyngitis and lympadenopthy.

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