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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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infectious_mononucleosis http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/communicable/mononucleosis/fact_sheet.htm 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. http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/infections/common/viral/077.html http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/ebv.htm 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 isnt detectable until two or three weeks of being sick. http://www.medicinenet.com/infectious_mononucleosis/page2.htm#5howis http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/infectious-mononucleosis-topic-overview What are treatment options for the disease? v Mono does not have a specific treatment regiment, corticosteroids are usually prescribed http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mononucleosis/DS00352/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs http://www.crdoc.com/service_details.php?id=6 { Facts about the kissing disease } Project 4 5/11/2009 Mononucleosis Thora Alcendor...
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