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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Overview)

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 name the "kissing disease."


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What kind of things can mono tests detect?

What kind of things can mono tests detect?

MONO: A mono test will only test whether or not the patient has had a recent ebv infection causing mononucleosis. You can have mono with a negative mono test. In that case you need an ebv antibody panel done. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
738 doctors shared insights

Mono (Overview)

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 name the "kissing disease."


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What are the best treatments for severe mono?

What are the best treatments for severe mono?

Supportive.: The best (and likely only) treatment for mono is supportive, especially rest. It is wise to avoid excess physical activite so as not to have splenic rupture. Sometimes glucocorticoids/prednisone may be needed for inflammation obstructing the airway, but steroids are usually not used. ...Read more

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Treating Mono (Checklist)

Rest to build your immune system back up
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Take Tylenol or ibuprofen to control fever
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Keep follow-up appointments to monitor enlargement of the spleen
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Use lonzenges and gargle with salt water to relieve your sore throat
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How common are complications from mono?

How common are complications from mono?

Mononucleosis: Complications are not uncommon and may be more serious than the disease itself. They can include spleen enlargement, liver disease and jaundice. Blood disorders, myocarditis, meningitis, encephalitis and guillain-barre syndrome, and significant tonsil swelling. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mono?

What are the symptoms of mono?

Fever, fatigue, sore: Also sore throat, one may be fatigued have enlarged lymph nodes and feel generally ill and have a rash. Rarely one can have hepatitis with this. Please get all of the sleep rest and nutrition you can and follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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What's the symptom difference of mono and strep throat. ?

What's the symptom difference of mono and strep throat. ?

Similar but: Both cause very sore throat with swelling and fever. Both can be diagnosed readily with a rapid test. Mono rapid test is less accurate. Mono significant systemic symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness, nausea, and the swelling tends to be more severe and more dramatic appearing. Strep gets better much faster and does justify antibiotics in children and teens. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/basics/symptoms/con-http://www.pennmedicine.org/encyclopedia/em_PrintArticle.aspx?gcid=000591 ...Read more

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What is the signs of mono my son thinks he might have it because he is sleeping a lot

What is the signs of mono my son thinks he might have it because he is sleeping a lot

Doubtful: Mono is characterized by sore throat, fever, swollen neck lymph nodes, splenomegaly, abnormal liver enzymes, atypical lymphocytosis and a postitive mono serology. ...Read more

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Was diagnosis with mono and herpes simplex I in scalp and have burning in back of throat and nasal passage too for 2 months is this related to diagnos?

Was diagnosis with mono and herpes simplex I in scalp and have burning in back of throat and nasal passage too for 2 months is this related to diagnos?

Maybe: herpes of the mouth is usually confined to lip areas or nasal opening "cold sores" in children it can appear in the throat mono can 'run you down' and you may be more vulnerable to infections of the throat and gums which may respond to antibiotics ...Read more

Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mononucleosis (Definition)

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more