Can Mononucleosis Cause Pneumonia?

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Definition

Mononucleosis is a viral infection causing fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck.

See also: Infectious mononucleosis (acute CMV infection)


Alternative Names

Mono; Kissing disease


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Mononucleosis, or mono, is often spread by saliva and close contact. It is known as "the kissing disease," and occurs most often in those age 15 to 17. However, the infection may develop at any age.

Mono is usually...

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