Definition: A common, acute infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN). There is an increase in mononuclear white blood cells and other atypical lymphocytes, generalized lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and occasionally hepatomegaly with hepatitis.
if not caused by Epstein-Barr Virus (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN) coord IM with specific infection (IM)
Other names Glandular Fever; Fever, Glandular; Mononucleosis, Infectious
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