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Can You Die From Mononucleosis
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 test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more
Unlikely: You may be so tired you feel like you want to die....I have had not heard of it causing anyone's death. My best recommendation for mono is to see an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner to help you recover faster.
If you recovered from severe almost death of mononucleosis in childhood, can it destroy your immune system?
No: Mono does not destroy the immune system.
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 not the classic swollen, pus-coated tonsils, large swollen glands, and extreme tiredness. It can be diagnosed by blood testing and many people if a blood test is done have evidence of a previous infection
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, and avoid contact sports, because sometimes the liver or spleen can be enlarged and more susceptible to injury.
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" popularized in the media is not due to mono. Someone who has had mono can intermittently secrete mono germs in their saliva for quite a while after the infection. Kids tend to have a shorter milder case.
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 those lymphocytes look more 'fuzzy' under the microscope than usual lymphocytes. These lymphocytes are actively fighting off the epstein barr virus.
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is an infection which can be caused by the epstein-barr virus or the cytomegalovirus. It causes swollen lymph nodes, sore throat ; fever and is spread when people have close contact. It is sometimes called the kissing disease. Avoid sharing utensils or kissing if someone has mononucleosis.
Treat symptoms: Infectious mononucleosis is a viral infection that commonly causes sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. The main treatments are hydration and symptomatic care. Often times the liver and spleen are swollen and painful so contact sports should be avoided for the duration of the illness.See 1 more doctor answer
Several: The most worrisome is the swelling of the spleen, that can rupture after trauma and allow you to bleed to death. The rest are more manageable, including extension of "illness" duration up to 3 months, etc.
Interesting question: Mono is caused by the epstein barr virus and the blood test is actually positive in about 90% of the population. That means that the virus is present in nearly eferyone and awaits its opportunity to become active. The best prevention is good diet, exercise and rest. Intravenous vitamins are very safe and effective but not covered by insurance.
Most do: Studies reveal that 90% of adults have antibody levels that verify a previous infection. Studies on the elderly have not been reported to see if this increases in later years.
EBV infection: Mononucleosis is an infection caused by the ebstein-barr virus. Typically this infection causes a sore throat, swollen glands in the neck, and occasionally an enlarged liver and spleen. The infection also is associated with a feeling of loss of energy. This infection is contagious, can last a long time, and enlargement of the spleen is a risk if involved in contact sports.See 1 more doctor answer