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Can you die from mononucleosis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Rarely

A few boys/men have a genetic defect that causes progressive illness with epstein barr virus (ebv) infection.
In most people ebv causes a self limited febrile illness, ie. Mono. Ebv is implicated in some cancers, e.g., burkitt lymphoma, nasopharyngeal cancer, which can be lethal.

In brief: Rarely

A few boys/men have a genetic defect that causes progressive illness with epstein barr virus (ebv) infection.
In most people ebv causes a self limited febrile illness, ie. Mono. Ebv is implicated in some cancers, e.g., burkitt lymphoma, nasopharyngeal cancer, which can be lethal.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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