Definition of Mononucleosis:

Infectious Mononucleosis: An acute, infectious disease caused by the herpes virus or Epstein-Barr virus, with fever and inflamed swelling of the lymph nodes around the neck, under the arms, and in the groin.  The general symptoms are fever, sore throat, exhaustion, and abnormal white blood cells.

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...the condition
“...includes a number of common infections, including herpes simplex, varicella-zoster (the cause of chicken pox and shingles), cytomegalovirus, herpesvirus 6, and Epstein-Barr (EB) virus (the cause of mononucleosis).  These viruses share certain features, including the capacity to cause an infection and then to go into hiding...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Common causes of enlarged lymph nodes (and their usual location) ... Infectious mononucleosis (armpits, behind the ears or neck)...”
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Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...Splenic rupture can be caused by certain disorders such as infectious mononucleosis: the spleen becomes delicate enough to spontaneously rupture...”
...relationship to Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono
“About 50-75% of people with mononucleosis have some spleen enlargement, usually seen two to three weeks after they first become sick...”

Epstein Barr Virus

...related topic
“A virus that causes infectious mononucleosis and that is possibly capable of causing other diseases in immunocompromised hosts.”

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

...the condition
“The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes group and the primary cause of infectious mononucleosis.  It mainly affects young adults and children, although in children it is usually so mild that it is often overlooked...”
...relationship to Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono
“When infection with EBV occurs during adolescence or young adulthood, it causes infectious mononucleosis 35% to 50% of the time...”

Herpes Simplex Type I

...the condition
“...simplex virus types 1 and 2, human cytomegalovirus, Varicella-Zoster virus, and the Epstein-Barr Virus, either cause or are associated with a whole spectrum of diseases ranging from infectious mononucleosis to malignancies and mental retardation...”

Herpes Simplex Type II

...the condition
“...simplex virus types 1 and 2, human cytomegalovirus, Varicella-Zoster virus, and the Epstein-Barr Virus, either cause or are associated with a whole spectrum of diseases ranging from infectious mononucleosis to malignancies and mental retardation...”

Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono

...the condition
Mononucleosis, often called "Mono", is a usually mild self-limiting acute viral infection and, in most cases, does not deserve its bad reputation...”
...our question about Current sore throat
“The sore throat usually seen in mononucleosis typically clears in 7-19 days, possibly fewer.”
...relationship to Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")
“...Second, strep throat or other throat infections can develop at any time during or shortly after infectious mononucleosis infection...”
...relationship to Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection
“Mononucleosis-like disease may be caused by the cytomegalovirus (CMV) as well as the classic mononucleosis of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“According to doctors who have used ozone in mononucleosis, resolution of symptoms is accomplished more quickly.”
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Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, potentially fatal autoimmune disease characterized by exacerbations and remissions with many clinical manifestations, and may mimic infectious mononucleosis, lymphoma or other systemic disease...”

Monocytes Elevated

...the condition
“...An increased percentage of monocytes may indicate ... Viral infection (for example, infectious mononucleosis, mumps, measles)...”


...related topic
“...Splenomegaly is often associated with viral hepatitis, mononucleosis, typhoid fever and abnormally high levels of red blood cells or platelets.”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy a treatment
“...Ultraviolet blood irradiation is suggested for the following: Viral infections Hepatitis; Atypical/viral pneumonia; Acute poliomyelitis; Encephalitis; Myelitis; Mumps; Measles; Mononucleosis; Herpes; Bacterial infections Staph; Strep; E. coli; Salmonella; Pneumonia; Infected wounds; Typhoid fever; Chronic disease Bronchial asthma; Chronic allergic conjunctivitis; Chronic...”

Wilson's Disease

...the condition
“...The initial illness may be an episode of acute hepatitis, occasionally misdiagnosed as infectious mononucleosis.  Although the patient may be asymptomatic for years, hepatitis – acute, chronic active, or fulminant – may develop at any time...”
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