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Mononucleosis: A Worsening Case

Mononucleosis is a familiar infectious disease, especially among teenagers and young adults. Commonly called "mono," the disease is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Infection occurs by passing bodily fluids to another person as a result of coughing, sneezing and kissing. Hence, mononucleosis is often called the "kissing" disease.

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This four-year old girl has Mononucleosis. She has a high fever and a sore throat. All over her body, she has a red rash. There are swollen lymph nodes in her neck. Inside her mouth, her tonsils are large and inflamed. She seems dehydrated because she has not drinking enough fluids.