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  Mononucleosis - MSN Encarta
Infectious mononucleosis, also known as kissing disease, or Pfeiffer's disease, in North America as mono and more commonly known as glandular fever in other English-speaking...
Mononucleosis (often called "mono") is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.
Mononucleosis usually runs its course in two to four weeks, although cases may be as brief as a week or last six to eight weeks.
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  Infectious mononucleosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
This variant of mononucleosis is often referred to as chronic EBV syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Because mononucleosis is a viral infection, antibiotics are not effective, but a January 2006 study conducted at the University of Minnesota demonstrated that 3 grams a day of the antiviral Valtrex (acyclovir or valacyclovir) for two weeks (or longer) is effective in treating mono ([1]).
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 Infectious Mononucleosis Information on Healthline
Infectious mononucleosis is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus that can affect the liver, lymph nodes, and oral cavity.
Infectious mononucleosis, frequently called "mono" or the "kissing disease," is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) found in saliva and mucus.
Mononucleosis is most commonly spread by contact with virus-infected saliva through coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils.
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 Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Infectious mononucleosis (CMV)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Infectious mononucleosis is an acute viral infection that can cause high fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck.
Infectious mononucleosis can be caused by several different viruses and a few types of bacteria.
Infectious mononucleosis can be contagious if the infected person comes in close or intimate contact with another person.
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 Diagnose-Me: Condition: Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono
Mononucleosis, often called "Mono", is a usually mild self-limiting acute viral infection and, in most cases, does not deserve its bad reputation.
Isolation of the patient is not indicated; one can not catch mononucleosis by sitting in the same room with someone who has it, although persons who have had mononucleosis can shed the virus periodically in their saliva for the rest of their lives.
Mononucleosis caused by EBV is the most frequently encountered type and is responsible for approximately 85% of infectious mononucleosis cases.
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Discovery of serologic diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis employing the nonspecific heterophile antibody was reported in 1932, but it was not until 1968 that Ebstein-Barr virus (EBV) was identified as the cause of infectious mononucleosis.
Infectious mononucleosis is one of the most common infection seen during adolescence.
The clinical diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis is supported by characteristic laboratory findings: modest peripheral leukocytosis with total white blood count up to 20,000/mm3, lymphocytes account for more than 50% (or greater than 4,500/mm3) of the leukocytes, and at least 10% (or greater than 1,000/mm3) are atypical lymphocytes also known as Downy cells.
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 Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis is an illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpes family of viruses.
Mononucleosis can be passed from person to person in saliva, in coughs and sneezes, and through close (mouth-to-mouth) contact of mucous membranes during kissing.
Infectious mononucleosis is usually a self-limited illness, which means that it just runs its course and then goes away without too much of a problem.
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 eMedicine - Infectious Mononucleosis : Article by Burke A Cunha, MD, MACP
Pharyngitis observed in EBV infectious mononucleosis is caused by the proliferation of EBV-infected B lymphocytes in the lymphatic tissue of the oropharynx.
Pharyngitis is one of the cardinal manifestations of EBV infectious mononucleosis.
CMV infectious mononucleosis is characterized by its prolonged course and prominent liver involvement.
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 Epstein-Barr Virus Infectious Mononucleosis - October 1, 2004 - American Family Physician
Infectious mononucleosis should be suspected in patients 10 to 30 years of age who present with sore throat and significant fatigue, palatal petechiae, posterior cervical or auricular adenopathy, marked adenopathy, or inguinal adenopathy.
Infectious mononucleosis should be suspected and a diagnostic evaluation obtained in febrile patients who have sore throat plus splenomegaly, palatal petechiae, or posterior, axillary, or inguinal adenopathy.
Infectious mononucleosis should be suspected in patients 10 to 30 years of age who present with sore throat and significant fatigue, palatal petechiae, posterior cervical or auricular adenopathy, marked axillary adenopathy, or inguinal adenopathy
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 Picture of Infectious Mononucleosis  *  Otolaryngology Houston
The Epstein-Barr virus, best known for causing infectious mononucleosis, or "kissing disease," has also been implicated in a number of cancers, particularly among people who have undergone organ transplants.
Symptoms of infectious mononucleosis are fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands.
Although the symptoms of infectious mononucleosis usually resolve in 1 or 2 months, EBV remains dormant or latent in a few cells in the throat and blood for the rest of the person's life.
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 Child Health Library - Infectious Diseases - Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mononucleosis, "mono," or glandular fever, is characterized by swollen lymph glands and chronic fatigue.
Infectious mononucleosis is either caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or the cytomegalovirus, both of whom are members of the herpes simplex virus family.
Mononucleosis is often spread through contact with infected saliva from the mouth.
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 Child Health Resources | Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
Infectious mononucleosis, also known as "kissing disease," mononucleosis, or, sometimes, just "mono," is an illness characterized by many complaints, but primarily by fever, fatigue, tiredness, enlarged lymph nodes ("lymphadenopathy"), and a sore throat.
Initially, infectious mononucleosis can be diagnosed in an adolescent or adult on the basis of the typical symptoms-fever, fatigue and malaise, swollen lymph nodes, and a sore throat.
Infectious mononucleosis is treated primarily with rest and symptomatic therapy.
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 Postgraduate Medicine: Infectious mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis and symptomatic EBV infection are sometimes thought of as one and the same, but this is an oversimplification.
The term "infectious mononucleosis" will be used to designate the clinical syndrome of prolonged fever, pharyngitis, and lymphadenopathy, regardless of the infecting agent.
Infectious mononucleosis is common in adolescents and young adults.
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 Infectious mononucleosis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Infectious mononucleosis is a viral infection causing fevers, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck.
Four out of five patients with mononucleosis who are given ampicillin or amoxicillin for their "throat infection" will develop the rash, but it is significantly darker and denser than the rash in those not given medication.
Infectious mononucleosis can be contagious when in close or intimate contact with an infected person.
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 Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis, commonly called mononucleosis or "mono," is an illness caused by a viral infection, most often the Epstein-Barr virus.
Mononucleosis has been nicknamed the "kissing disease" because Epstein-Barr virus commonly is transmitted in saliva during kissing.
In about 15% of cases, mononucleosis is caused by cytomegalovirus and human herpes virus-6, viruses that, like Epstein-Barr virus, are members of the herpes family.
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 Infectious Mononucleosis - My Child Has - Children's Hospital Boston
Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mononucleosis, "mono," or glandular fever, is characterized by swollen lymph glands and chronic fatigue.
Infectious mononucleosis is either caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or the cytomegalovirus, both of which are members of the herpes simplex virus family.
Mononucleosis is often spread through contact with infected saliva from the mouth.
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 Infectious Mononucleosis Glossary of Terms with Definitions on MedicineNet.com
Infectious mononucleosis: A specific viral infection (with the Epstein-Barr virus) in which there is an increase of white blood cells that are mononuclear (with a single nucleus) "Mono" and "kissing disease" are popular terms for this very common illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
The incubation period for infectious mononucleosis is 4 to 8 weeks.
Mononucleosis: Infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV, human herpesvirus 4, HHV-4) in which there is an increase of white blood cells that have a single nucleus (monocytes).
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 Infectious Mononucleosis Web-Page - Infectious Mononucleosis Content   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Infectious mononucleosis is an acute viral disease most commonly caused by the epstein barr virus.
Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is an infectious viral disease that most commonly affects young adults.
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 Allergy Relief, Sinus Relief - Ear, Nose and Throat Allergy Problems, Hearing Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis, Sinus ...
Infectious mononucleosis -- known popularly as "mono" or "the kissing disease" -- has been recognized for more than a century.
Mononucleosis does not occur in any particular "season," although authorities in colleges and schools, where the disease has been well studied, report that they see most patients in the fall and early spring.
The spleen is enlarged in 50 percent of mononucleosis patients, and the liver is enlarged in 20 percent.
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 Epstein-Barr Virus
Persons with infectious mononucleosis may be able to spread the infection to others for a period of weeks.
The clinical diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis is suggested on the basis of the symptoms of fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, and the age of the patient.
In most cases of infectious mononucleosis, the clinical diagnosis can be made from the characteristic triad of fever, pharyngitis, and lymphadenopathy lasting for 1 to 4 weeks.
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 Infectious Mononucleosis Syndrome Content | Infectious Mononucleosis Syndrome Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus.
Infectious mononucleosis should be suspected in patients 10 to 30 years of age who present.
Infectious mononucleosis and symptomatic ebv infection are sometimes thought of as.
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 Infectious Mononucleosis - DEFINITION, DESCRIPTION, CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, PROGNOSIS, PREVENTION
Infectious mononucleosis (pronounced MON-o-NOO-klee-O-siss) is a contagious (catching) illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Swollen tonsils and neck glands are symptoms of infectious mononucleosis.
One of the most common problems in treating mononucleosis is that people are eager to return to their usual activities too quickly.
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 Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis is an acute viral disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
While most people are exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus sometime in their lives, as few as 50% will develop the symptoms of infectious mononucleosis.
Due to the presence of the virus in the blood, persons with infectious mononucleosis should not donate blood for six months after the onset of their illness.
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 Infectious Mononucleosis Treatment and Symptoms
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.
Mononucleosis can be a prolonged condition, keeping you at home for weeks as you recover.
Infectious mononucleosis (mono) or glandular fever is often called the kissing disease.
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