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Is mononucleosis considered a type of herpes?

Is mononucleosis considered a type of herpes?

Play on words: The public perception of the word herpes is primarily focused on cold sores or genital herpes which are forms of the herpes simplex virus. The scientific application of the word is as a family of viruses that includes many viruses including the chickenpox virus (h.Zoster) and e.B. Virus or human herpes virus 3, that causes most cases of mono. ...Read more

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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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Could I get herpes simplez 1 virus if I had infectious mononucleosis?

Could I get herpes simplez 1 virus if I had infectious mononucleosis?

Yes: Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus. Although this is one of the herpes viruses it is totally different from hsv1. Infection with ebv will not protect against subsequent infection with hsv1 nor vice versa. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can catch mono or herpes through a kiss on the cheek?

Doctors, do you think I can catch mono or herpes through a kiss on the cheek?

Extremely unlikely: Both these viruses generally require much more intense exposurto be transmitted than a peck on the cheek. You needn't worry. ...Read more

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I've been informed by the Red Cross that I have no herpes antivirus and I have no CMV antivirus. Is it possible that I once had mono?

I've been informed by the Red Cross that I have no herpes antivirus and I have no CMV antivirus. Is it possible that I once had mono?

Sure: Whether or not a person has had Herpes simplex 1, Herpes simplex 2, or CMV (cytomegalovirus) infections usually has no relationship to whether or not that same person has had mononucleosis. Mononucleosis is an illness that is usually caused by EBV (Epstein-Barr virus). ...Read more

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Is mono a form of herpes?

Is mono a form of herpes?

No: Mono (infectious mononucleosis) is caused by epstein barr virus (ebv), and herpes sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses type 1 or type 2. Herpes simplex and ebv are different viruses. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or mono or nothing?

How do I know if I have herpes or mono or nothing?

Evaluation: A medical doctor can help in determining if a patient is suffering from a disease such as herpes, mononucleosis or any other cause. All the best! ...Read more

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I have kissed 3 guys on lips and been fingered once. I have a pimple on the inside of my vagina wall and mono. Do I have herpes?

I have kissed 3 guys on lips and been fingered once. I have a pimple on the inside of my vagina wall and mono. Do I have herpes?

Genital herpes: Genital herpes is a highly contagious infection usually spread through intercourse, but it can be passed through oral or anal sex as well. It does not sound like you have engaged in activities with a high risk; however, the only way to know for certain is to see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring mouth ulcers, and I had mono before, could I have hiv? Or herpes

I have reoccurring mouth ulcers, and I had mono before, could I have hiv? Or herpes

Possible: The reoccurring mouth ulcer usually is the sign of interference of the body immune system. Same as mono, whether it is caused by virus or immune suppression from other reason. ...Read more

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What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?

What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?

Next step is a: CT and/or ENT (ear nose throat) consultation. At your age the most common things are tonsil/ adenoids enlargement, thymoma, laryngeal polyp and thrush (fungal infection). Sometimes esophagitis from acid reflux can also cause similar feeling. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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

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How many people in the U.S. suffer from mononucleosis?

How many people in the U.S. suffer from mononucleosis?

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 ...Read more

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Is mononucleosis painful?

Is mononucleosis painful?

Yes: Generally you can have symptoms similar to the flu or a bad cold. You can also have a very severe sore throat with enlarged tonsils. ...Read more

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Can you die from mononucleosis?

Can you die from mononucleosis?

Rarely: A few boys/men have a genetic defect that causes progressive illness with epstein barr virus (ebv) infection. In most people ebv causes a self limited febrile illness, ie. Mono. Ebv is implicated in some cancers, e.g., burkitt lymphoma, nasopharyngeal cancer, which can be lethal. ...Read more

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What are mononucleosis symptoms?

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What are mononucleosis symptoms?

Symptoms include: Fever, fatigue, swollen tonsils, swollen lymph nodes, rash, sore throat, malaise, headache, just to name a few. Consult your doctor if you suspect mono. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mononucleosis?

What are the symptoms of mononucleosis?

Sore throat, fever: Headache, tiredness, swollen lymph nodes, occasionally a rash. You should be tested if you have these, as it could also be several other things that would respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Where did mononucleosis originate from?

Where did mononucleosis originate from?

By a virus: Etebstein bar virus
causes lymph node enlargment
enlarged liver and spleen and general feeling of being tired with lowgrade fever ...Read more

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My sister has developed mononucleosis. What is it exactly?

My sister has developed mononucleosis. What is it exactly?

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. ...Read more

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How contagious is mononucleosis?

How contagious is mononucleosis?

Somewhat: Transmission during acute disease is unusual since most of these patients are i'll and not in the mood to be with others. However, in convalescence and years afterwards, ebv will be silently excreted in saliva. Called the kissing disease, infection can occur during this time by exposure to saliva. ...Read more

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What is non infectious mononucleosis?

I do not know: Infectious mono is a serious viral mediated illness which is well known.
Other viral, illnesses, and bacterial illnesses can cause similar symptoms of sore throat, nodes, malaise etc. ...Read more

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How severe is infectious mononucleosis?

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How severe is infectious mononucleosis?

Depends: The core symptoms of fever and sore throat often resolve within a couple of weeks; however, the fatigue can last for months. Unfortunately, there is no efficacious way to treat the fatigue, as it's a sequela of the infection and not evidence of continued infection; that is, even if you had an antiviral for it, there would be no benefit. ...Read more

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Could I get some insight on mononucleosis?

Could I get some insight on mononucleosis?

Maybe, maybe not: Mono is usually a mild flu like illness in kids, but intensifies in older patients. In most it will run it's course in 3 weeks, in 10% it may take 3 mo and rare patients have significant complications. Avoidance of potential trauma is advised as the spleen is often enlarged and could rupture if traumatized. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of mononucleosis?

Mono: Sore throat, white spots sometimes on tonsils, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes that tend to be more posterior (in back of neck) versus strep throat which is typically more anterior (front of neck). ...Read more

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What to do if I have infectious mononucleosis?

Listen to body: Overall, there are no medications to treat mono. Considering the average duration is 3 months, it is best to NOT push your activity levels. As you gradually improve, you gradually increase activity. Slow gradual resumption of normal activity is best. Since EB a sibling to herpes, OTC amino acid Lyseine and Rx for herpes may help one through the experience a bit more quickly ...Read more

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What can you tell me about infectious mononucleosis?

What can you tell me about infectious mononucleosis?

Virus: It is a virus, called epstein barr, that causes a generalized infection of the body. It usually lasts for weeks to months. The spleen enlarges due to recycling of damaged red blood cells. That makes it dangerous to do contact sports during the illness. Almost 100% of those infected recover completely and are immune to the virus for life afterwards. It is spread through body fluids. ...Read more

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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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Can mononucleosis cause other diseases or conditions?

Can mononucleosis cause other diseases or conditions?

Mimic: Mono can mimic other diseases and vice versa. If you have mono, make sure you are followed closely by your MD. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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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