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What is the youngest age that kids can get the typical mono syndrome?

What is the youngest age that kids can get the typical mono syndrome?

Possible at any age.: In developed countries, infants and young children who catch mononucleosis may have no symptoms, but any patient could present with sore throat, cold symptoms, headache, enlarged lymph nodes, fever, and/or liver or spleen enlargement or a rash. ...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


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What is the youngest age you can get mono?

What is the youngest age you can get mono?

Infancy: Mononucleosis can happen in infancy and is often no more intense than many of the other viral illneses they will experience. When they do have it, they develop immunity against later recurrences. ...Read more

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Can an adult get mono if they had it as a child?

Can an adult get mono if they had it as a child?

rarely: Most people who have infectious mononucleosis, or mono, get it only once. Rarely, however, mononucleosis symptoms may recur months or even years later. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adults get mono from children?

Is it possible that adults get mono from children?

Depends: The main cause of mono, the eb virus will confer lifelong immunity. Many have this infection in childhood and will never have this as adults.If the adult missed it during childhood, it could certainly spread to them if exposed. ...Read more

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How do children get mono and is it contageous? My son is 6 and going to be 7 in a few months. He goes to public school in hawaii

How do children get mono and is it contageous? My son is 6 and going to be 7 in a few months.  
He goes to public school in hawaii

Infectious : Infectious mono is a viral illness caused by the epstein barr virus (ebv). It is spread primarily through saliva which is why it is also known as the "kissing disease", but can also be spread through sharing eating utensils. Even among people who catch ebv, many are not symptomatic, so special precautions (such as no kissing) are not needed. 95% of adults aged 35-40 have been exposed to it at some point and have immunity to it - at least 50% of them had no symptoms of mono. I attached a link to the page on ebv from the center for disease control with more information. ...Read more

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If you get mononucleosis as a child does it not stay in your body for life? I had mono as a child and from the research I have done was given to understand it stayed with you for life. I was recently screened for mono and the test came back negative. I wa

If you get mononucleosis as a child does it not stay in your body for life? I had mono as a child and from the research I have done was given to understand it stayed with you for life. I was recently screened for mono and the test came back negative. I wa

Infectious : Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the epstein-barr virus (ebv) which is a member of the human herpes virus family (like chicken pox). Many people exposed to ebv do not develop infectious mononucleosis, but will have mild symptoms or no illness at all. In fact, 85%-90% of adults aged 40 show evidence of ebv infection at some point by having lasting antibodies detected with a blood test. There may be a small subset of folks that don't develop lasting antibodies or may have dormant virus, but this is rare. When we test for ebv, we test for evidence of current infection and of previous infection. You may have tested negative for current infection which is good - you shouldn't have a current infection of ebv if you have had it before. You may or may not have been tested for evidence of previous infection. You may want to speak with your doctor about what tests were done which might clear up any confusion. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do some children gets an enlarged spleen with all viruses? My son already had mono but he seems to get a slightly enlarged spleen whenever he's sick.

Do some children gets an enlarged spleen with all viruses? My son already had mono but he seems to get a slightly enlarged spleen whenever he's sick.

Not with all viruses: Mononucleosis does cause splenic enlargement but all viruses do not cause splenic enlargement.But there are others beside the Ebstein Barr Virus which causes mononucleosis.Cytomegalo virus causes it.But you say it get enlarged whenever he is sick.I suggest you discuss with your pediatrician if it is of concern.If it goes down after his illness .then I see no problem.Discuss with his Pediatrician ...Read more

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Is tropical splenomegaly syndrome different from mono?

Is tropical splenomegaly syndrome different from mono?

No: Spleen still gets large in both. I avoid tropics, too many bad things there- best to stay in the arctic and deal with polar bears. ...Read more

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Glandular fever mono like syndrome, what is this?

Glandular fever mono like syndrome, what is this?

Can not diagnose w: Available information. Please see your physician for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes past mono/chronic fatigue syndrome?

What causes past mono/chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue: Given that extensive labs, imaging, and all medical causes have been ruled out, you may want to try stimulants if you dont have a history of addictions. I have seen Provigil work well but again this would off label use, consult an expert. ...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