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What are some complications of mononucleosis?

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One problem that can happen is an enlarged spleen. If it becomes severe, your spleen can rupture and cause a sudden, sharp pain on the left side of your upper abdomen. If you have pain like this, it�s an emergency. Get medical care right away because you may need surgery.

Mono can also cause complications that affect your liver, including�hepatitis or jaundice. It�s less likely, but mono can also cause problems with your�heart�and�nervous system, and anemia.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Mononucleosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Mononucleosis.”

KidsHealth.org: “Mononucleosis.”

CDC: “About Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Mononucleosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Mononucleosis.”

KidsHealth.org: “Mononucleosis.”

CDC: “About Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 02, 2019

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