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Mononucleosis In Older Adults
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
How long does mononucleosis fatigue last for adults over 20? Are there any ways to ease the symptoms?
I have been exposed to ebv 40 days ago, is there is a chance to develop mononucleosis in the next days? I am 18yrs old male
My 4.5 years old son always suffered with adenoids but after mononucleosis these disappeared, is it possible? Now he breaths well but always voiceless!
Voice changes: Dear mom, infectious mononucleosis causes swelling of lymph tissue including tonsils and adenoids so your story is confusing. Why do you think he no longer has adenoid problems? Adenoids cannot be seen by looking in the throat. See pic. Persistent hoarseness and voicelessness needs an evaluation by a pediatrician and perhaps an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Tingling: Is not typically seen unless one hyperventilated, has a high fever or an electrolyte imbalance. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
No specific relation:
Nutritional deficiencies may make the disease worse due to interferance with immune response, e.g., due to vitamin a deficiency, otherwise there is no specific relation of mono to nutrition.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/infectious-mononucleosis-topic-overview. ...Read more
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
Yes: My colleagues have forgotten that mononucleosis is a complex of symptoms that may have more than 1 infectious agent as the cause. The test only looks for 1 such cause.-ebv. Thus the answer is yes. ...Read more