Most people have been exposed to
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which causes mono, by the
time they reach adulthood. They likely won't have symptoms, but they can spread
the virus to others every now and then throughout their lives.
It is possible that the main title of the report Rheumatic Fever is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Young children infected with the virus usually
have no symptoms or only mild symptoms.
If a person is first
infected with the virus as a teen or young adult, he or she is likely to
develop symptoms of mono.
Johannsen EC, Kaye KM (2010). Epstein-Barr virus
(infectious mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr virus-associated malignant diseases, and other diseases). In GL Mandell et al., eds., Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 7th ed., vol. 2, pp. 1989-2010. Philadelphia:
Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
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E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
July 28, 2011
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July 28, 2011
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