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What Exactly Is Mononucleosis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infectious mononucleosis is also known as Mono. 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 ...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
Have now? or had?: Common viral infection. About 80% adults in us have past history mono:caused by 1 of 2 viruses: epstein-barr and cytomegalovirus. Active infection: contagious, don't swap spit. Past history: over and done. Acute infection: fatigue, sore throat, swollen glands, maybe tonsillitis, hepatitis, big spleen, anemia; usually over in 2 weeks, recovery can last 6 months. No spec rx gen; rest, no alcoho. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. My sister got diagnosed with mononucleosis about one year ago. Since then her symptoms have never seemed to go away, and has recently complained?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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