Chronic Mononucleosis in Adults

Updated on 26 May 2009,
Published on 30 Jan 2009

Mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by Epstein - Barr virus or commonly known as EBV. Epstein - Barr virus is a one of the member of the family of herpes viruses and once infected, the patient carries the virus for the rest of his/her life, though in a dormant state. Mononucleosis is also known as Mono, Pfeiffer’s disease, Glandular fever or the kissing disease. In a recent report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was pointed out that more than 90% of adults in the United States of America are suffering from mononucleosis silently carrying the EBV in their bodies. Therefore chronic mononucleosis in adults, which thought to be a rarest one, has become a thing to worry about. The following are some of the mononucleosis symptoms:

1.) Extreme Fatigue

2.) Swollen lymph glands

3.) Inflated Liver or Spleen

4.) Abdominal pain

5.) Light sensitivity and swollen eyelids

6.) Head ache, aching muscles or body ache

7.) Fever

8.) Running nose or Cough

9.) Loss of appetite

10.) Inflamed Tonsils or Sore Throat somewhat similar to Tonsillitis

It is a communicable disease and the name kissing disease highlights this fact very efficiently. Though it spreads mostly through saliva but it can also spread through some other ways. To avoid getting entangled in the vicious circle of chronic mononucleosis, it is highly recommended to take great care of your personal hygiene. Avoid sharing glasses, or eating in the same plate, toothbrush or any other thing which may spread this disease. Include nutritious food items in your diet such as green leafy vegetables, fluids etc and make the immune system of your body strong as ever.

However, if the condition is too serious then don’t be late in consulting your doctor. Mononucleosis can be diagnosed with the help of blood tests and tissue biopsies. Let your doctor guide you the right way in dealing with this viral infection. Have a strong will power and never let this glandular fever get full control over your body. Best of Luck! 

We hope the above account would help you understand some important things about Mononucleosis. Just keep the above mentioned tips in your mind and take good care of your health.

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