What is mononuecleoses a bacterial infection?

No, generally viral. Infectious mononucleosis is most commonly caused by a viral infection with the classic cause / trigger being epstein barr virus (in about 90% of cases). Classic symptoms include flu-like illness with fever, sore throat, swollen glands and sometimes skin rash. History, physical and lab studies are useful in diagnosis. Hope that this helps.

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What causes bacterial infections?

Any contaminated. Bacteria is present everywhere and some are harmful. Some are transmitted from other people and others from having been in contact with a contaminated object, soil. Or water. The most worrisome type is MRSA often acquired from a hospital stay. Read more...

How are bacterial infections treated?

Depends. Some go away by themselves, some require antibiotics, some (like abscesses) need surgery. Read more...

How does one get bacterial infections?

Exposure/germ factor. Infections occur when a germ is introduced to a location where conditions are supportive of germ growth.The germ begins to reproduce using local nutrient sources & invades the area.Some germs are benign hitch hikers & simply hang around while others are invasive & elaborate toxic chemicals that are destructive to tissue. Read more...

Can anybody get a bacterial infection?

Yes. The human body has a whole community of good and bad bacteria living in a homeostatic balance. When this balance is disrupted, the bad bacteria can flourish and cause an infection. Read more...

How do I cure chronic bacterial infections?

What type? There is very little information here. What types of infections? Other medical issues? You could either re-ask & clarify or discuss with your physician. Take care. Read more...

Why do repeated bacterial infections occur?

Frequent fliers. Repeat infections can occur for many reasons including (but not all inclusive): 1. The infection wasnt completely managed in 1st place (abscess not drained, dead tissue behind, inadequate therapy) 2. The wrong antibiotic chosen 3. Risk that caused 1st infection continues (behavior/immune disorder) 4. Immunity doesnt follow infection (syphilis, rhinovirus) 5. True true unrelated (new infect'n). Read more...