Infectious MononucleosisAn infectious viral disease that affects the respiratory system, liver and lymphatic system. Mononucleosis causes, spleen enlargement, making athletic activity dangerous.
A contagious (Epstein-Barr virus) that is transmitted from person to person by close contact, such as kissing, shared food or coughing. The following factors increase the risk of getting mononucleosis:
Signs and symptoms
In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination of your adolescent, a diagnosis of mononucleosis is usually based on reported symptoms. However, diagnosis can be confirmed with specific blood tests and other laboratory tests, including:
Most patients recover within 2-4 weeks without medication. Younger children often don't have symptoms, while some older patients may have fatigue for up to 6 weeks.
There is no specific treatment available. Antiviral medications do not help. Steroid medication may be considered for patients with severe symptoms.
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