Infectious mononucleosis

Overview

Infectious mononucleosis, also called kissing disease, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It's transmitted in saliva.

Symptoms

Symptoms such as fatigue, fever, and swollen glands are more common in young people.

Treatments

Treatment involves rest, fluids, and easing symptoms. Complications of the virus can be serious and include spleen and liver conditions.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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