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How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Not quantified

Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.
e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases.

In brief: Not quantified

Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.
e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Rare

But not unheard of.
Group a strep is at the top.

In brief: Rare

But not unheard of.
Group a strep is at the top.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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