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Infectious mononucleosis

update and considerations

King, Joan, PhD, RNC, ACNP, ANP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000363593.26568.66
Bonus Content: INFECTIOUS DISEASE
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Mononucleosis resulting from either Epstein-Barr virus or cytomegalovirus most often presents as fatigue, malaise, myalgias, and fever. Both may include splenomegaly, secondary to infiltration of lymphocytes, as part of the presenting signs of mononucleosis.

Dr. Joan King is a professor of Nursing and program directior for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tenn.

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