Posted by admin | Posted in Disease | Posted on 19-05-2012
We hate to talk at some point on infectious mononucleosis, is called the kissing disease. We know of any case or have been through it and usually require several days rest. Despite this, we must bear in mind that never presents serious complications.
Definitely, infectious mononucleosis is an infectious disease that was caused by a virus called Epstein Barr virus belonging to the family of herpes viruses. This virus characterized by displaying signs such as fever, headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, appetite and swollen lymph notorious. In some cases, but are less was presented a yellowing of the skin.
The symptoms of fever, swollen glands and spleen usually remain latent for 10 to 15 days but muscle fatigue and discomfort can last up to 3 months. However although the disease is benign in most cases have to be careful if you suspect that someone close has passed since the virus can be cleared up to 18 months after infection occurs.
This diagnosis is usually very fast and usually just a simple test and description of symptoms. In some cases, it may require to prove the existence of a blood virus.
There is no specific treatment for this type of treatment is to be maintained on bed rest, drinking lots of fluids, take ibuprofen, aspirin or paracetamol for fever and if found to have tonsillitis should take an antibiotic. As always discussed, you should see your doctor immediately if these symptoms are, because it can a simple viral illness or something more serious.