Mononucleosis, also called "mono," is a common illness that can leave you feeling tired and weak for weeks or months. Mono goes away on its own, but lots of rest and good self-care can help you feel better. It is most often seen in teens and young adults. Children can get the virus, but it often goes unnoticed because their symptoms are mild.
Infectious Mononucleosis IM. Glandular Fever information | Patient
A more recent article on this topic is available. Patient Information Handout. Infectious mononucleosis should be suspected in patients 10 to 30 years of age who present with sore throat and significant fatigue, palatal petechiae, posterior cervical or auricular adenopathy, marked adenopathy, or inguinal adenopathy. An atypical lymphocytosis of at least 20 percent or atypical lymphocytosis of at least 10 percent plus lymphocytosis of at least 50 percent strongly supports the diagnosis, as does a positive heterophile antibody test. False-negative results of heterophile antibody tests are relatively common early in the course of infection. Patients with negative results may have another infection, such as toxoplasmosis, streptococcal infection, cytomegalovirus infection, or another viral infection.
Painting is a joyful endeavor that I discovered rather late in life. I am beyond fortunate to have a master artist, who is also a wonderful teacher and a good friend, right down the street. My teacher just found out she has mononucleosis mono. When I hear mono, I think teenager. She may be so in spirit, but in reality she is a grandmother.
A couple of my friends have been talking about Epstein-Barr. One says it causes mono, and the another says it causes chronic fatigue syndrome. Which one is right? The Epstein-Barr virus is one of a number of infectious agents known as herpes viruses. Another name for EBV is human herpesvirus 4.