Mononucleosis

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Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis (mono) is a viral infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Reviewed by a board-certified physician.

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Symptoms of Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis has different degrees of symptoms in infants, young children, teens, and adults. Learn the signs and when you should see your doctor. Mononucleosis (mono) is a viral infection that most often affects teens and young adults. Typical...

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How Mononucleosis Is Treated

The treatment for mononucleosis is based on symptom management and rest. Learn what you can do for fatigue, swollen tonsils, fever, and sore throat. Treatment for mononucleosis (mono) is based on managing the symptoms as your body fights this viral...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis (mono) is usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Learn how it is spread, the age groups most at risk, and when it is contagious. Mononucleosis (mono) is usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), although mono-like...

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How Mononucleosis Is Diagnosed

The diagnosis of mononucleosis is usually made with the symptoms and diagnostic exam. Learn what tests may be done and other diseases to rule out. The diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis (mono) is usually made based on the symptoms, findings in a...

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Is Mono an STD?

Sometimes called the "kissing disease," mono is spread through contact with infected body fluids and can be contracted through sexual activity. Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is highly contagious and is often caused by a herpes virus known...

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Can You Get Mono More Than Once?

Mono is a viral infection that can lay dormant in your body. However, it is rare to have symptoms of mono a second time. Most people will only experience mononucleosis (mono) once, but in rare cases, the infection can come back a second time. Mono...

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Is Mononucleosis Contagious?

Mono, also known as the kissing disease, is spread through saliva. Learn about the contagious period, its incubation period, and when to get tested. Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is a contagious infection caused mainly by the Epstein-Barr virus...

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The Connection Between Mono and Hepatitis

Hepatitis can be a complication of mononucleosis, a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. When people hear the word "hepatitis," they generally take that to mean viral hepatitis such as...

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What Is a Mono Rash?

Mononucleosis, an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, is sometimes accompanied by a rash. Learn the symptoms and treatment of mono rash. Mono, or mononucleosis, is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It comes with...

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