Infectious Mononucleosis

  title={Infectious Mononucleosis},
  author={Janet Cozad},
  journal={The Nurse Practitioner},
  • J. Cozad
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • Medicine
  • The Nurse Practitioner
Infectious mononucleosis is an acute, self-limiting, nonneoplastic lymphoreticular proliferative disorder characterized by peripheral lymphocytosis and circulating atypical lymphocytes. Epstein-Barr virus is the causative agent in 90% of cases. Highest incidence is in the 15− to 25− year-old age-group, with 1% to 3% of all college students in the United States affected each year. Clinical manifestations vary according to age at presentation. Incubation period is 4 to 7 weeks. Diagnosis is… 
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