Infectious mononucleosis

What is Infectious mononucleosis?

Infectious mononucleosis also called as kissing disease or glandular fever is a viral infection caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The characteristic symptoms of this infection are fever, fatigue, malaise, and sore throat. It causes increase in the lymphocyte count and atypical lymphocytes are specific to this disease.

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10 year old grandson has elevated liver enzmes and bilirubin and tested positive for mononucleus, has been sick with stomach pains, and lethargic...

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Infectious mononucleosis is a mild viral illness which produces fever, fatigue, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes. It can cause liver...

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my 4 years' old girl has a persistent low grade fever (37-38 c)since 2 weeks ago. Starting with cough and runny nose, she also has swollen...

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Thanks for posting the query

After going through your description, I do feel your daughter is suffering from either poorly treated acute upper respiratory tract infection...

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lymph nodesI woke up two days ago with several very sore/swollen lymph nodes on my neck. One is back behind my right ear near the hairline....

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Hi and thanks for the inquiry,
acute development of lymph nodes is usually associated with viral disease. Usually there is an associated fever....

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