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  Mononucleosis - MSN Encarta
Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), an extremely common member of the herpes family of viruses.
Swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, groin, and armpits is common, and the spleen or liver may become enlarged.
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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  Dr. Koop - Mononucleosis- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Mononucleosis, or "mono," is a contagious viral illness caused by the Epstein Barr virus that initially attacks the lymph nodes in the neck and throat.
Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, a member of the herpes virus family.
Mononucleosis spreads by contact with moisture from the mouth and throat of a person who is infected with the virus.
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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.
Mononucleosis can cause the spleen to swell, which in rare cases may lead to a ruptured spleen.
This variant of mononucleosis is often referred to as chronic EBV syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mononucleosis   (1399 words)

 Infectious Mononucleosis: Encyclopedia of Children's Health
The EBV that causes mononucleosis is related to a group of herpes viruses, including those that cause cold sores, chickenpox, and shingles.
Mononucleosis is most commonly spread by contact with virus-infected saliva through coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils.
The main concern for parents of children with mononucleosis is to keep the child resting until he or she fully recovers from the illness.
health.enotes.com /childrens-health-encyclopedia/infectious-mononucleosis   (1126 words)

Ashley's mom took her to the doctor, where a physical examination and a blood test revealed that Ashley had mononucleosis.
Infectious mononucleosis (pronounced: mah-no-noo-klee-oh-sus), sometimes called "mono" or "the kissing disease," is an infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Some people who have the virus in their bodies never have any symptoms, but it is still possible for them to pass it to others.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/infections/common/mononucleosis.html   (1032 words)

 The Analyst - Internet Health Report: Condition: Infectious Mononucleosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Mononucleosis is an illness that affects teenagers and young adults, mainly ages 14 to 30, but can occur in children and older adults.
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: An acute, infectious disease caused by the herpes virus, Epstein-Barr virus, with fever and inflamed swelling of the lymph nodes around the neck, under the arms, and in the groin.
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 * Mononucleosis - (Disease): Definition
Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, although similar signs and symptoms are sometimes caused by cytomegalovirus.
INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS - An infectious, acute, upper respiratory illness that is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.
Acute retroviral syndromeA group of symptoms resembling mononucleosis that often are the first sign of HIV infection in 50-70% of all patients and 45-90% of women.
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 Mononucleosis | Principal Health News
The mononucleosis infection rate among college students who have not previously been exposed to EBV has been estimated to be about 15%.
The EBV that causes mononucleosis is related to a group of herpes viruses, including those that cause cold sores, chicken pox, and shingles.
While the severity and length of illness varies, most people diagnosed with mononucleosis will be able to return to their normal daily routines within two to three weeks, particularly if they rest during this time period.
www.principalhealthnews.com /topic/mono   (962 words)

 Epstein-Barr Virus
Symptoms of infectious mononucleosis are fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands.
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.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/diseases/ebv.htm   (1722 words)

 mononucleosis, infectious - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
MONONUCLEOSIS, INFECTIOUS [mononucleosis, infectious], acute infectious disease of older children and young adults, occurring sporadically or in epidemic form, also known as mono, glandular fever, and kissing disease.
Diagnosis of mononucleosis follows the exhibition of a large number of abnormal white blood cells (lymphocytes) on microscopic blood examination.
Infectious mononucleosis complicated by necrotizing epiglottitis, dysphagia, and pneumonia.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m1/mononucl.asp   (300 words)

 Infectious Mononucleosis - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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.
www.chop.edu /consumer/your_child/condition_section_index.jsp?id=-9421   (492 words)

 Mononucleosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Infectious Mononucleosis Explains the signs and symptoms, duration, and treatment.
Your Health: Infectious Mononucleosis Information about infection caused by a virus, often referred to as the 'kissing disease'.
Learn about Mono Find out what causes infectious mononucleosis, the symptoms, diagnosis, how it is transmitted and what to do next.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Mononucleosis.html   (223 words)

 Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis American Family Physician - Find Articles
Infectious mononucleosis is a clinical syndrome caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that is particularly common in adolescents and children.
Hoagland's criteria (8) for the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis are the most widely cited: at least 50 percent lymphocytes and at least 10 percent atypical lymphocytes in the presence of fever, pharyngitis, and adenopathy, and confirmed by a positive serologic test.
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.
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 Information about Mononucleosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Infectious mononucleosis is a viral disease that affects certain blood cells.
The term "mononucleosis" refers to the increase of mononuclear cells (white blood cells).
The virus that causes mononucleosis is spread by person-to-person contact, through saliva (on hands or toys, or by kissing).
www.mamashealth.com /mono.asp   (255 words)

 ENLmedical.com: Conditions And Concerns: Medical Encyclopedia: Infectious mononucleosis (EB)
Mononucleosis caused by EBV is the most frequently encountered type and is responsible for approximately 85% of infectious mononucleosis cases.
Mononucleosis is an infectious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Mononucleosis is an infectious disease usually thought of as causing fatigue and swollen lymph nodes.
www.enlmedical.com /article/000591.htm   (1046 words)

 mononucleosis - Medical Information on Treatment Options, and Links to Other Sites.
Infectious mononucleosis (also known as mono, the kissing disease, Pfeiffer's disease, and, in British English, glandular fever) is a disease seen most commonly in adolescents and young adults, characterized by fever, sore throat and fatigue.
The symptoms of infectious mononucleosis usually last 1-2 months, but the virus can remain dormant in the B cells indefinitely after symptoms have disappeared.
The mono spot tests for infectious mononucleosis by examining the patient's blood for so-called heterophile antibodies, which cause agglutination of non-human red blood cells.
www.sniffeuxdenapalm.qc.ca /mononucleosis.html   (516 words)

 Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis is an acute viral disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Although the virus is present in the throat during the illness and for many months after infection, it is not known how long a person is able to spread the infection.
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.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/955138238.html   (349 words)

 How to Treat Mononucleosis - eHow.com
Mononucleosis is an infectious viral disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and, on rare occasions, by cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Antibiotics are ineffective against mononucleosis because it is caused by a virus.
Mononucleosis is often mistaken for the flu because the symptoms are similar.
www.ehow.com /how_7833_treat-mononucleosis.html   (657 words)

 eMedicine - Mononucleosis and Epstein-Barr Virus Infection : Article Excerpt by: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD
The most common manifestation of primary infection with this organism is acute infectious mononucleosis, a self-limited clinical syndrome that most frequently affects adolescents and young adults.
Acute infectious mononucleosis first was described in the late 19th century as acute glandular fever, an illness consisting of lymphadenopathy, fever, hepatosplenomegaly, malaise, and abdominal discomfort in adolescents and young adults.
The search for the etiologic agent of infectious mononucleosis was unsuccessful for many years, partly because researchers did not appreciate that most primary infections are asymptomatic and that most adults are seropositive.
www.emedicine.com /ped/byname/mononucleosis-and-epstein-barr-virus-infection.htm   (592 words)

 Teenagers Today — Kiss Off Facing the Facts and Myths of Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis is one of the many viruses in the herpes simplex family.
Although Cook thinks that she developed mononucleosis from drinking out of a teammate's water bottle who had the condition, Dr. Ellen Wald, chief of the division of allergy, immunology and infectious diseases at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, is skeptical.
Mononucleosis is not a "kissing disease," although it can be contracted that way.
www.teenagerstoday.com /resources/articles/kissoff.htm   (989 words)

 Picture of Infectious Mononucleosis  *  Otolaryngology Houston
This 10 year-old boy developed massive tonsillar enlargement from infectious mononucleosis, that he developed acute upper respiratory obstruction, necessitating an urgent tracheostomy.  Also, note the edematous uvula protruding anteriorly above the swollen infected tonsils.
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.
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.
www.ghorayeb.com /InfectiousMono.html   (359 words)

 Drug InfoNet - Mononucleosis - [general]
Although you indicated that this cannot happen, it is the second time blood tests have shown a positive test for mononucleosis.
Recently when I went to the doctor and found out I had mononucleosis, I was told that it wasn't possible to get the flu that often and that it must have been something else.
Infection with Ebstein-Barr virus(the virus responsible for mononucleosis) can be similar to infection with cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and other infectious agents.
www.druginfonet.com /index.php?pageID=faq/new/DISEASE_FAQ/Mononucleosis.htm   (1107 words)

 Mononucleosis - MayoClinic.com
Infectious mononucleosis (mono), or glandular fever, is often called the kissing disease.
The cause of mononucleosis is the Epstein-Barr virus, although similar signs and symptoms are sometimes caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV).
In lesser developed countries, mononucleosis is more frequently acquired at a young age, so classic signs and symptoms of mononucleosis aren't as common as they are in developed nations.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/mononucleosis/DS00352   (266 words)

 Postgraduate Medicine: Infectious mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis and symptomatic EBV infection are sometimes thought of as one and the same, but this is an oversimplification.
Infectious mononucleosis is common in adolescents and young adults.
Hepatosplenomegaly in infectious mononucleosis, assessed by ultrasonic scanning.
www.postgradmed.com /issues/2000/06_00/godshall.htm   (3404 words)

 Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis American Family Physician - Find Articles
A 1975 report (8) of 500 consecutive patients with infectious mononucleosis found that 30 percent of patients had group A [beta]-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) pharyngitis, 0.2 percent had splenic rupture, 0.2 percent had peritonsillar abscess, and 0.2 percent had rheumatic fever.
It seems prudent to obtain a rapid strep test in patients with infectious mononucleosis and to treat them with antibiotics only if the strep test result is positive.
Although most patients do not have a palpable spleen on physical examination, a study (31) of 29 patients who were hospitalized with infectious mononucleosis (and who therefore may have had more severe disease) found that all patients had splenomegaly on ultra-sound examination and that one half of them had hepatomegaly.
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 Mononucleosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
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.
The incidence of EBV-associated infectious mononucleosis in the USA has been estimated at 45 per 100,000 population and is highest in adolescent.
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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