Infectious Mononucleosis


MSH: A common, acute infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN). There is an increase in mononuclear white blood cells and other atypical lymphocytes, generalized lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and occasionally hepatomegaly with hepatitis.,CSP: acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Infectious mononucleosis, or &quot;mono&quot;, is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus spreads through saliva, which is why it's sometimes called &quot;kissing disease.&quot; Mono occurs most often in 15 to 17-year-olds. However, you can get it at any age. Symptoms of mono include</p><ul><li>Fever</li><li>Sore throat</li><li>Swollen lymph glands</li></ul><p>Sometimes you may also have a swollen spleen. Serious problems are rare. </p><p>A blood test can show if you have mono. Most people get b

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