But it can help them find out if the Epstein Barr virus is to blame. Symptom relief and rest are common treatments.
Recent history of eating undercooked meat or cleaning a cat's litter box. If EBNA is positive in a patient with acute symptoms and suspected infectious mononucleosis, previous infection is suggested. As previously mentioned, splenomegaly is a common symptom encountered, rarely leading to splenic rupture.
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Virus particles in cultured lymphoblasts from Burkitt's lymphoma. Infectious mononucleosis in Rochester, Minnesota, through It is important to note that patients may experience fatigue and may have to ease back into their normal schedules. Pediatr Infect Dis J. Recovery from infectious mononucleosis: We planned to undertake subgroup and sensitivity analysis to explore whether the overall effect varied with different trial populations and in the nature and content of the interventions, when meta-analysis was possible.
Diet No dietary modifications are required.
Maintaining adequate hydration is even more important in individuals taking NSAIDs for symptomatic relief to avoid renal insufficiency. EBV replicates within oropharyngeal epithelial cells. Your doctor may also take a sample of blood to check for abnormal white blood cells. When Will I Get Better? However, these studies had significant methodologic limitations.
For this update, we did not identify any new randomised controlled trials RCTs on the effect of steroid treatment on infectious mononucleosis. Ann Intern Med ; The risk of selective reporting in the included trials was unclear. Rosemary Johann-Liang, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Antibody response to Epstein-Barr virus. Relation of bed rest and activity to prognosis. Collins Methods Double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial Participants 47 participants Eligibility criteria: Moreover, the reported differences in findings between trials post 12 hours may be related to lack of power, or also to differences in the population studied, diagnostic criteria and steroid treatment.