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  • Fever then no fever then fever again

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Learn more about Infectious Mononucleosis

Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is infectious mononucleosis?

A viral infection transmitted through saliva.

Symptoms of infectious mononucleosis

  • Fever

  • Recurrent tonsilIitis / tonsil infections

  • Headache

  • Right hypochondriac region swelling

  • Difficulty swallowing food or water

  • Skin or eyes turning yellow

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Hepatosplenomegaly

Questions your doctor may ask to check for infectious mononucleosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose infectious mononucleosis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you had repeated tonsillitis?

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

  • Is swallowing difficult for you (e.g. with food or water)?

  • Are your eyes or skin turning yellow?

Treatment for infectious mononucleosis

This condition resolves on its own, but it may take several months for fatigue to fully disappear. Treatment mainly involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle with enough rest and a nutritious diet. Painkillers may help with the sore throat and ulcers.

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References

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  • Greydanus DE, Merrick J. Infectious mononucleosis: be aware of its lethality! Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2019 Jan 12;31(1). doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2018-0284. PMID: 30645196.

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Reviewed By:

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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