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What causes Mononucleosis and how does it cause it? v Mononucleosis or Mono is caused by the Epstein Barr Virus, the virus attaches to the epithelial cells in the pharynx and B cells and begins to replicate in the body. Mono is spread person to person through saliva. What are the signs and symptoms of the disease? v Symptoms include fever, sore throat, night sweats, fatigue, and swollen lymph glands. Sometime a swollen spleen or liver can occur as well. How is the disease diagnosed?
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Unformatted text preview: v If Mono is suspected a doctor may order monospot test and heterophile antibody test, or Epstein Barr to confirm, but mono isn’t detectable until two or three weeks of being sick. What are treatment options for the disease? v Mono does not have a specific treatment regiment, corticosteroids are usually prescribed { Facts about the “kissing disease” } Project 4 5/11/2009 Mononucleosis Thora Alcendor...
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