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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

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


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Can an adult get mono?

Can an adult get mono?

Yes: Many people will get this in childhood as a simple flu like illness and never be sick enough to seek care. If an adult is not immune, they can get it and usually have a more intense experience with it. Often they can be quite ill for up to 3 weeks and a few are ill for 3 months. ...Read more

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Can you get mono twice?

Can you get mono twice?

Most get it once: Most people get mono only once. Rarely mono can recur or reactivate. Also bear in mind there are other viral infections that have the same symptoms as mono. More about mono: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mononucleosis/expert-answers/mononucleosis/faq-20058564 ...Read more

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Can i get mono twice mono?

Can i get mono twice mono?

No, but....: The classical mono is caused by EB virus, and you only get it once. Afterwards you will have lifelong immunity. However, there are other germs that can cause a mono like illness. Acquisition of this 2nd or 3rd germs could give you a similar illness. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age you can get mono?

What is the youngest age you can get mono?

Infancy: Mononucleosis can happen in infancy and is often no more intense than many of the other viral illneses they will experience. When they do have it, they develop immunity against later recurrences. ...Read more

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Will I get mono from my boyfriend if he has mono?

Will I get mono from my boyfriend if he has mono?

Maybe: The majority of adults have mono in childhood and are immune. For those that are not, the illness is harsh. The contagious period begins days before the first symptoms and lasts 3 weeks in most, longer in some.You can be supportive,but less intimate, and might avoid it.Yet you are likely incubating it already if susceptible. I'd probably take my chances unless I wanted an excuse to take off. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adults get mono from children?

Is it possible that adults get mono from children?

Depends: The main cause of mono, the eb virus will confer lifelong immunity. Many have this infection in childhood and will never have this as adults.If the adult missed it during childhood, it could certainly spread to them if exposed. ...Read more

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Can you get mono if you don't have a spleen?

Can you get mono if you don't have a spleen?

Yes: Mono is a pattern infection responsible for the appearance a mononuclear white cells in excessive numbers.There are several potential germs that cause it, 80% as the E. B. virus. The germ does not care if you have a spleen or not when you get it. ...Read more

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Can you get mono or kissing disease from someone who's clean and doesn't have it? Just wondering

Can you get mono or kissing disease from someone who's clean and doesn't have it? Just wondering

Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is incredibly common and exceptionally easily transmitted from person to person regardless of whether or not they appear "clean" and asymptomatic. Thus, any time you have mouth to mouth contact with another person you have a significant opportunity to contract mononucleosis as well as many other orally/mucosal surface transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Can I get mono more than once? I'm on immune suppressing drugs for Crohn's and I feel like I have mono again.

Can I get mono more than once? I'm on immune suppressing drugs for Crohn's and I feel like I have mono again.

Yes: Mono a syndrome, named for the predominance of a particular white cell, the monocyte during the active illness. 80% is triggered by the EB virus, while a hand full of other viruses and germs can produce similar symptoms/monocyte predominance. If immune suppressed, you are more likely to have such problems.Confer with your doc as needed to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you get mono? Is it a STD or something?

Secretions: Mono is caused by a virus called epstein-barr virus (ebv for short). In my young days - i won't divulge when that was- we used to refer to it as "the kissing disease", because teens often caught it after amorous kissing. The virus is easily transmitted in secretions - so saliva, nasal secretions, urine, etc. It can also live on surfaces for a while, so transmission is actually pretty easy. ...Read more

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How do you get mono?

Saliva: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called kissing disease. Virus causing mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. ...Read more

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How do you get mono?

How do you get mono?

Saliva: Mono is an infection by epstein barr virus. The virus is spread through saliva. It may also be acquired through blood transfusion. For details see the site below. http://www.medicinenet.com/infectious_mononucleosis/page3.htm#how_is_mono_transmitted_or_spread. ...Read more

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Why don't more adults get mono?

Childhood infection: Most cases of infectious mononucleosis ("mono") occur during childhood. The great majority of people make protective antibody that last long term, decreasing the incidence (new cases) of mono in adulthood. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how one get mono exactly?

Can you tell me how one get mono exactly?

Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is caused by Epstein Barr Virus, one of the most common human viral infections. It is spread from an infected person to another by contaminated secretion droplets, that can be exchanged by close contact, sharing utensils, sneezing, kissing, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get mono from someone who had it 4 months ago?

Unlikely,but possibl: The contagious period for mono is generally considered the first 3-4 weeks.However, the virus then will go dormant in a patient and may intermittently return to be secreted in the saliva over months or years. ...Read more

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Can you get mono from sharing a bottle?

It's possible.: Infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono") is indeed contagious as suggested by the name. Commonly referred to as "kissing disease", this viral infection is typically passed along by oral secretions (i.e. Saliva); so, certainly sharing a bottle would be a possible vehicle for transfer of saliva--much like kissing! please exercise caution with thorough cleansing of eating utensils used by those infected. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more