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.
Yes. It is also the cause of several types of unusual malignancies, usually in people with some form of immune compromise.

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I shared cup with someone (I don't know whether he has eb virus or not). Is he contagious if he had eb virus infection (like mono) before?

EBV - mononucleosis. If you believe the stats, about 90% of us are infected with EBV - Epstein Barr Virus -the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis. That virus usually attacks us during our teenage years and is handled by the immune system. At certain times, it can reactivate, to a minor or more severe degree-such as at times of great stress. Whether u or someone else is infectious could be determined by testing. Read more...

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...

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...

Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

Mononucleosis. Yes it is also called kissing disease as the eb virus is present in saliva and can infect the kissing partner. Read more...
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...
See details. Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) = Epstein-Bar Virus(EBV) primarily spread by saliva and could stay in oorpharynx up to 18 months. But could also occurs sexually. Studies unable to discriminate EBV was acquired orally or genitally or which one has higher risks. Read more...

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...

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...

What to do if I have no symptoms of infectious mononucleosis but the doctor is testing for it. Why?

Speak with your Dr. Symptoms of mono are often vague and non-specific. Your doctor must have had some reason to order this test based on your presentation. If it's not clear to you why or you're concerned about the test, I would speak to you physician to get clarification. . Read more...