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What are symptoms of mononucleosis?

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They include:

  • Chills
  • Feeling really tired and weak
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Not feeling hungry
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands in your neck
  • Swollen spleen under the left side of your ribs
  • Symptoms usually occur about four to six weeks after you come in contact with the virus.

From: Mononucleosis in Teens FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Mononucleosis."

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children: "Mononucleosis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis."

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers: "Epstein-Barr Virus Infection."

KidsHealth.org: "Reye syndrome" and "Expert Answers On..."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Mononucleosis."

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children: "Mononucleosis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis."

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers: "Epstein-Barr Virus Infection."

KidsHealth.org: "Reye syndrome" and "Expert Answers On..."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

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