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A 36-year-old female asked:

can mono cause shoulder and arm pain?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Unlikely: Shoulder and arm pain are not typical of mononucleosis. Mono is characterized by sore throat, fever, swollen neck lymph nodes, splenomegaly, abnormal liver enzymes, atypical lymphocytosis and a postitive mono serology.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Mono can mimic influenza symptoms: muscle & joint pains, loss of energy, sore throat, swollen glands, fever. Lyme disease & ehrlichiosis (from tick bites) can also cause such symptoms in joints. But r many other causes of musculoskeletal pain. See pcp for exam to determine cause & get treatment options.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
Epstein-Barr Virus; myalgias; arthralgias
Mar 29, 2013

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