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  • Mononucleosis Essay

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    Introduction      Mononucleosis is a viral disease that affects those usually between the age of ten and thirty-five, although a person at any age can get the disease. This disease found in mainly adolescents and adults seems to only occur in those who escaped the Epstein-Barr virus infection in childhood. It is also known as Glandular Fever, because it affects the lymph nodes in the neck, arm pits and groin. It can last anywhere from one to two weeks to six to eight weeks

  • Mononucleosis Symptoms and Treatment

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    First seen in 1889, Mononucleosis was originally named the "Drüsenfieber," or having a glandular fever. They converted to the name we now know of mononucleosis in 1920 when they saw an increasing the number of lymphocytes that were seen in the blood of a group of college students who showed signs such as fevers and other distinct symptoms of this virus. Mononucleosis was nicknamed “mono”, is an infectious agent caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This infection is very common especially amongst

  • Essay about Mononucleosis

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    Most commonly known as “the kissing disease”, Mononucleosis or “Mono” is a serious and contagious virus. Mononucleosis is a condition where there is an unusual profiteration of the lymphocytes in the blood, due to an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The (EBV) Epstein- Barr virus is a common and highly contagious organism and is a member of the Herpesviridae family. EVP has played a role in the development of some cancers: Lymphoma’s and Nasopharyngeal. Some of the symptoms of “Mono” are

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

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    Mononucleosis, Infectious mononucleosis, is a viral illness that is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and is commonly referred to as the “kissing disease”. Mononucleosis most often occurs between the ages of childhood to early adulthood. Mononucleosis is asymptomatic with flu like symptoms that may not be immediately recognized as mononucleosis. In most cases, mono symptoms are mild and can be resolved at home. Mono is not typically serious and usually clears up within one to two months. Most symptoms

  • Symptoms of Mononucleosis

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    Mononucleosis Symptoms Mononucleosis is an infectious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which infects the cells in an individual's throat, and an individual's immune system (Deckler et al., 2009). Mononucleosis gets its name from the high number of white blood cells in the blood of an infected person, which are called mononuclear cells (Deckler et al., 2009). People infected with EBV carry the virus in their saliva. Symptoms The symptoms of Mononucleosis are as follows, according

  • Ebv Mononucleosis

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    Mononucleosis is caused by EBV. EBV is a member of the herpes virus family and is one of the most common viruses to infect humans around the world. The virus is spread through direct contact with saliva from the mouth of an infected person and cannot be spread through blood contact. It takes at least up to four or eight weeks for symptoms to develop when infected with mono. Coughing or sneezing, by kissing, or even by sharing food and drinks with someone who has mono can expose someone to the virus

  • Mononucleosis Research Papers

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    Phelps Health Period 5 October 12, 2016 Mononucleosis Infectious Mononucleosis, commonly known as mono, is an infectious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The EBV virus causes an increase in lymphocytes (large white blood cells) in the blood stream due to viral infection. Although scientists are not certain when the first case of mono occurred, the most accurate record was written in 1889 by Dr. E. Pfeiffer. The term Infectious Mononucleosis was first introduced in 1920 by British

  • Symptoms and Treatment of Mononucleosis

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    Mononucleosis Description of the Disease Mononucleosis is often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) but may also be caused by other viruses such as cytomegalovirus. Kissing, coughing, and sneezing are common ways of spreading mononucleosis (DeMoranville, 2002). The disease usually develops several weeks to 2 months after exposure to the virus, which spreads primarily through exchanges of saliva. The incubation period of the EB virus is 2 to 8 weeks followed by an acute phase of 2 to 8 weeks

  • Mononucleosis Vs Choice

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    Choice “D” is the best answer. The mainstay of treatment for infectious mononucleosis is supportive care, including adequate hydration; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or acetaminophen for fever and myalgias; and throat lozenges/sprays or gargling with a 2 percent lidocaine (Xylocaine) solution to relieve pharyngeal discomfort. Given the lack of evidence for bed rest in many other conditions, it seems sensible to recommend that patients decide their return to usual activities on their energy

  • Mononucleosis Research Paper

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    eight main human herpes viruses as well as the cause of another disease called mononucleosis. Mononucleosis is a kind of infection that is generated through kissing or sharing the same saliva. Occurrences vary from drinking from the same glass or using the same toothbrush as someone who is infected. It is also spread by blood or semen. Occurrences may include sex or an organ transplant. Even after the infection of mononucleosis has ended, the virus stays in