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What is non infectious mononucleosis?

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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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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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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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 you contract infectious mononucleosis more than once?

Can you contract infectious mononucleosis more than once?

No, but...: Classic infectious mono results from epstein-barr infection, but the first time you meet CMV and the first time you meet toxoplasmosis, exactly the same syndrome can happen to you. More importantly, acute HIV infections, a medical emergency, looks like infectious mono. A physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Infectious mononucleosis?

What is the definition or description of: Infectious mononucleosis?

Mono: 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 MD if symptoms progres ...Read more

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I had infectious mononucleosis when I was 17. I have a friend who now has mono, can I catch it?

I had infectious mononucleosis when I was 17. I have a friend who now has mono, can I catch it?

No!: No! You can acquire eb only once. Viral illnesses with similar sx do not count. Chronic mono excluded! ...Read more

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Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

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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How is infectious mononucleosis serology diagnosed?

How is infectious mononucleosis serology diagnosed?

Mono serology: You can do a spot test for heterophile antibody or send the blood to lab for it. You can also send the blood for epstrin barr antigen which is not normally present in blood. You can also do immunoglobulin m (igm)test which shows acute infection. Igg will be positive for past infection with mononucleosis. ...Read more

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How is infectious mononucleosis serology interpreted?

How is infectious mononucleosis serology interpreted?

Surprise: When the serology test was first used it was thought to be diagnostic. Eventually it was found that most people were positive. It appears that the eb virus is an opportunist organism that is "waiting in the wings" for some body chemistry that provides its advantage. Then the serology titre (concentrration) goes up as the organism becomes active. ...Read more

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If I had infectious mononucleosis and it went away, is there a chance that I get it again this semester?

If I had infectious mononucleosis and it went away, is there a chance that I get it again this semester?

Relapse of mononucle: Even though you can get a relapse og mononucleosis, you can not predict when it will happen and ifit will happen. Even thogh there is possibility of relapse you don't have to worry that you will get it back next semester. Do not worry in all probabilities it will not happen. ...Read more

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What is the probability of having Mumps more than once? Are Mumps symptoms very similar to Infectious Mononucleosis?

Not likely: But you may want to have your MMR titers checked to see if you are immune and may need booster shot. Both diseases are viral but from different viruses. Symptoms can overlap or may present differently. Have your doctor evaluate you if not done already. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having Mumps more than once? If it's not Mumps, could it be Infectious Mononucleosis? Are symptoms similar?

Extremely rare: Unless you have some type of immune deficiency, you are not going to get mumps twice. Swelling of the neck glands can happen with both mumps and mono, but it can also happen with bacterial parotitis or a blocked salivary gland. You may need some lab work after a good exam to determine what is what and then how to treat your specific condition. ...Read more

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What is treatment for infectious mononucleosis?

What is treatment for infectious mononucleosis?

RX FOR MONONUCLEOSIS: It is a self limiting disease so only symptomatic and supprted treatment is given. Rest during the acute period. Once acute system is over then avoid heavy activiti and contact sport should be avoided to prevent rupture of the spleen for at least 4 weeks after the infection or till spleen is no more palpable
sometimes we use Prednisone and for pain or fever ibuprofen, valacyclovir inacute cases. ...Read 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 pneumonia 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

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Is it safe to visit a person with infectious mononucleosis and not get sick?

Is it safe to visit a person with infectious mononucleosis and not get sick?

Yes: It is best not to kiss on the mouth unless you have already had infectious mono or know yourself to have had epstein-barr infectious mono yourself. ...Read more

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Can someone who has CMV and had infectious mononucleosis get it over and over throughout their life?

Can someone who has CMV and had infectious mononucleosis get it over and over throughout their life?

You can get CMV ONLY: Infectious mononucleosis gradually clears up and you don't get it again
but CMV can flare up when your immune system is weak due to any cause. ...Read more

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What exactly causes puffy eyes in infectious mononucleosis?

Swollen lymph nodes: The most likely reason is that with mono, the lymph nodes in the head and neck become enlarged and then interfere with the return of lymph or tissue fluid back to the heart. There may be other factors as well. ...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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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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Does the eb virus cause infectious mononucleosis?

Does the eb virus cause infectious mononucleosis?

Yes: The epstein barr virus (ebv) causes mononucleosis. After infection, it stays in the body for life. If the infection occurs in early childhood, the illness will be similar to the common cold. Most people have been infected by the ebv virus by the time they reach adulthood. ...Read 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

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)

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