Infectious mononucleosis (also known in North America as mono, the kissing disease or Pfeiffer's disease, and more commonly known as glandular fever in other English-speaking countries) is a disease seen most commonly in adolescents and young adults, characterized by fever, sore throat and fatigue. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or the cytomegalovirus (CMV). It is typically transmitted from asymptomatic individuals through saliva or blood, or by sharing a drinking glass, eatin ...
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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms of mononucleosis may include: Fatigue Weakness Sore throat, perhaps a strep throat that doesn''t get better with antibiotics Fever Swollen lymph nodes in the neck and armpits Swolle...
Source: MayoClinic

When to seek medical advice
... If you''ve been feeling tired and weak; have had a persistent fever, headache, loss of appetite, rash and muscle aches; and have had swollen lymph nodes, tonsils and spleen — these are strong in...
Source: MayoClinic

Screening and diagnosis
... Your doctor may suspect mononucleosis based on your signs and symptoms and a physical examination. If there''s a need for additional confirmation, a Monospot test is generally done to check your blood...
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