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How do you know you have infectious mononucleosis and not flu?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Mononucleosis&Flu

Both conditions have different presentation and there is no similarity in symptoms and signs and lab tests.
The flu has high fever, cough, congestion and body and head aches and patints are quite sick and can cause pnumonia in some cases and may need hospitalisation mononuceosis presents with sore throat and enlarged glands, may be low grade fever, liver and spleen may be palpable.Labs are different.

In brief: Mononucleosis&Flu

Both conditions have different presentation and there is no similarity in symptoms and signs and lab tests.
The flu has high fever, cough, congestion and body and head aches and patints are quite sick and can cause pnumonia in some cases and may need hospitalisation mononuceosis presents with sore throat and enlarged glands, may be low grade fever, liver and spleen may be palpable.Labs are different.
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