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Flashcards in Infectious Mononucleosis Deck (11):
1

what is infectious mononucleosis aka

glandular fever

2

when does GF occur most

young adults

3

what is the basic presentation of GF

fever
enlarged lymph nodes
sore throat/pahryngitis/tonsilitis
malaise/lethargy

4

what are some other signs and symptoms of GF

jaundice/ hepatitis
rash
leucocytosis
atypical lymphocytes
splenomegaly
palatal petechiae

5

what si the prognosis and complications of GF

protracted - self limit
anaemia
thrombocytopenia
splenic rupture
upper airway obstruction
increased risk lymphoma

6

what virus causes GF

epstein barr virus

7

what is EBV

virus of herpes family - persistent infection of epi

8

what are the two phases of EBV infection

primary - early childhood rarely leads to GF
if occurs >10y.o.a = GF

9

what si the course of treatment for GF

bed rest
paracetamol
no sport
corticosteroids role in complicated cases

10

wat are the means of lab confirmation of GF

heterophiles Ab
- paul bunnell test
- monospot test
epstein barr virus IgM
blood count and film

11

what are some cases which can lead to similar illness to GF

cytomegalovirus
toxoplasmosis
primary HIV infection
- few weeks after initial infection
seroconversion illness