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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Overview)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its name the "kissing disease."


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What is the transmission for infectious mononucleosis?

What is the transmission for infectious mononucleosis?

Kissing: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after you've recovered. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
379 doctors shared insights

Infectious Mononucleosis (Overview)

Infectious mononucleosis is an infectious illness caused by a virus, called Ebstein Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its name the "kissing disease."


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How long does it take infectious mononucleosis to affect your lymph nodes in your neck afteryou've kids person?

How long does it take infectious mononucleosis to affect your lymph nodes in your neck afteryou've kids person?

4 to 7 weeks: Lymph nodes and other symptoms usually show up 4 to 7 weeks after exposure to the epstein barr virus, which causes mononucleosis. They can occur sooner. People with mono are most infectious earlier in the disease, but can remain infectious up to 18 months. Transmission is mainly through saliva. Any infection of the mouth and throat can cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck, so see a doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Mono (Tip)

Treating Mono

Mononucleosis is a virus transmitted through respiratory droplets. ...See more

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Can you get a doctor's note excusing you from school when diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis?

Can you get a doctor's note excusing you from school when diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis?

Doctors note: It depends on how sick you are with mononucleosis, some patients do not feel that sick and are able to attend school, but others may miss school for few to several daus and excuse can be given, it also depends on the complication and involvement of liver with abnormal liver function test and accompaning tiredness , fatigue, and lethargy. ...Read more

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Treating Mono (Tip)

Treating Mono

You only get mononucleosis once; the antibodies you develop protect you from getting it again. ...See more

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Treating Mono (Tip)

Treating Mono

Doctor, when can I return to contact sports after having mononucleosis? ...See more

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How do you know you have infectious mononucleosis and not flu?

How do you know you have infectious mononucleosis and not flu?

Mononucleosis&Flu: Both conditions have different presentation and there is no similarity in symptoms and signs and lab tests.The flu has high fever, cough, congestion and body and head aches and patints are quite sick and can cause pnumonia in some cases and may need hospitalisation mononuceosis presents with sore throat and enlarged glands, may be low grade fever, liver and spleen may be palpable.Labs are different. ...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


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more