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Child diagnosed with mono. Have swollen eyes and bleeding nose. What is causing this?

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My 9 yr old son has been tested and found to have mono. What bothers us is the swollen eyes (about 10 days now) and, at this point, two pretty bad nose bleeds. Could mono create this situation or is it something else?
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 in Infections
 
 
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 4 hours later
Hi,

Welcome to HCM!
Periorbital oedema is a possibility in mono.
( swelling around the eyes)
The episatxis ( nose bleed) can come from mono also due to low platelet count or other reasons.

I am sure his platelets have been checked .

Take care
Wish him speedy recovery.
Dr Uma
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