Infectious mononucleosis (also known as mono, the kissing disease, Pfeiffer's disease, and glandular fever) 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 through saliva or blood, often through kissing, or by sharing a drinking glass, an eating utensil or a needle, but the disease isn't very contagious. ...


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Infectious Mononucleosis Symptoms

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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

Infectious Mononucleosis Prevention

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... Mononucleosis is believed to spread through saliva. If you''re infected, you can help prevent spreading the virus to others by not kissing them and by not sharing food, dishes, glasses and utensils un...
Source: MayoClinic

Infectious Mononucleosis Treatment

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... Significant complications of mononucleosis include enlargement of the spleen. In extreme cases, the spleen may rupture, causing sharp, sudden pain in the left side of your upper abdomen. If such pain ...
Source: MayoClinic

... There''s no specific therapy available to treat infectious mononucleosis. Antibiotics don''t work against viral infections such as mono. Treatment mainly involves bed rest and adequate fluid intake. O...
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Infectious Mononucleosis Support

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Coping skills
... Mononucleosis can be a prolonged condition, keeping you at home for weeks as you recover. But be patient with your body as it fights the infection. For the first week, you may be so fatigued that you ...
Source: MayoClinic

Infectious Mononucleosis Other

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Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis
... Disease information Epstein-Barr virus, frequently referred to as EBV, is a member of the herpesvirus family and one of the most common human viruses. The virus occurs worldwide, and most people beco...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

... Infectious mononucleosis (mono) or glandular fever is often called the kissing disease. The label is only partly true. Kissing can spread the virus that causes this disease, but more commonly coughing...
Source: MayoClinic