infectious mononucleosis

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infectious mononucleosis

n.
A common, acute, infectious disease, usually affecting young people, caused by Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and lymphocyte abnormalities. Also called glandular fever.

infectious mononucleosis

n
(Pathology) an acute infectious disease, caused by Epstein-Barr virus, characterized by fever, sore throat, swollen and painful lymph nodes, and abnormal lymphocytes in the blood. Also called: glandular fever

infec′tious mononucleo′sis


n.
an acute infectious form of mononucleosis associated with Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by sudden fever and a benign swelling of lymph nodes.
[1915–20]

infectious mononucleosis

An acute infection by a herpes virus that results in symptoms such as lethargy, painful swollen lymph nodes, and may last for a long time.
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Noun1.infectious mononucleosis - an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstreaminfectious mononucleosis - an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
Translations

in·fec·tious mon·o·nu·cle·o·sis

n. mononucleosis infecciosa, enfermedad común en jóvenes, causada por el Epstein-Barr virus con síntomas de ganglios inflamados y dolor de garganta.
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Mononucleosis is known by varied names including Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) or EBV Infectious Mononucleosis or glandular fever or Pfeiffer's disease or Filatov's disease or sometimes colloquially as the kissing disease.
When he first took ill he was diagnosed with EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus) which is similar to Glandular fever or what schoolchildren call the kissing disease.
A COLD sores are often called the kissing disease meaning they can be contracted, and passed on, by kissing.