History of Mononucleosis - A Viral Infection

Updated on 12 May 2009,
Published on 22 Jun 2008

After knowing about what is Mononucleosis, it becomes necessary for us to know a bit, if not much, about the history of Mononucleosis.

This medical term was first described in the Johns Hopkins Medical Bulletin in 1920, by Sprunt and Evans. In their paper entitled "Mononuclear leukocytosis in reaction to acute infection (infectious mononucleosis)," the clinical characteristics of Epstein-Barr virus was described as the causative EBV was yet to be described.

The association between infectious mono and EBV was described in the late 60s, though mono has been recognized as a clinical syndrome since 1800.

The term glandular fever was first used by the German physicians and was termed Drusenfieber.

So, this was all about the history of this viral infection that we felt necessary to make you aware of. Now, if we start talking about this particular disease, then what next comes into our mind?

Very obviously, about what is chronic mononucleosis and what to do if this viral infection becomes chronic?

Know more on mononucleosis:

chronic mono diagnosis
chronic mononucleosis in adults

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22 Response(s)
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How grave is the disease mononucleosis?
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I've had mono 2 times, two different years around the same time, and this article gives the background, but having the infection is a total different story. I just got over mono a few weeks ago and now i believe i have tonsilitis, does it every stop?
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