Talk:Infectious mononucleosis

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Merge of mononucleosis[edit]

I think this is reasonable. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:57, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Support, however belatedly... The ICD10 classification [1] includes both EBV (B27.0) and CMV (B27.1), as well as "other infectious" (B27.8) and "unspecified" (B27.9). In addition to the issue of page confusion with mononucleosis, wouldn't it be helpful to have information on the CMV cause here? 86.171.162.156 (talk) 21:33, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Adding: Any reader who simply types 'mononucleosis' in the search bar, maybe expecting a redirect to Infectious mononucleosis, currently gets taken by default to Mononucleosis (where the lead links to the Infectious mononucleosis page only via "glandular fever", a term which could be unfamiliar to an American reader). 86.171.162.156 (talk) 10:37, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
Merge is done. Should be able to discuss all aspects here. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 13:59, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes. Feel free to move here anything I put on your talk page. —81.157.7.7 (talk) 22:36, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Strep throat.[edit]

Strep throat is another differential.

If pt. has both, it complicates treatment, antibiotics may be indicated, but "Patients with EBV infectious mononucleosis who have positive throat cultures for group A streptococci should not be treated because this represents colonization rather than infection (see Workup)." http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/222040-medication

Recent reviews[edit]

This seems to be an excellent ref and we are not using it.

  • Luzuriaga, K; Sullivan, JL (2010 May 27). "Infectious mononucleosis.". The New England journal of medicine 362 (21): 1993–2000. PMID 20505178. 

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 14:05, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I don't have ready access to it. Could you send me a pdf if I email you? Thanks, 81.157.7.7 (talk) 22:24, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Signs and symptoms section[edit]

Well, I suppose if a shorter "Signs and symptoms" section is felt to be preferable, then the present draft [2] could be transplanted to a subpage. I've tried to make key available evidence easily retrievable for professionals, while at the same time keeping the section reasonably accessible to lay users. A bit like squaring the circle though perhaps...81.157.7.7 (talk) 17:07, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

First line - all infectious mononucleosis is caused by EBV[edit]

This is not true, as mentioned later in the article, EBV only accounts for the majority of infecitous mononucleosis. The first sentence is therefore misleading and should read. "infectoius mononocleosus is PRIMARILY caused by EBV" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.138.107.201 (talk) 01:12, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Pathophysiology[edit]

Under the Pathophysiology header, the following sentence: "When symptoms of infectious mononucleosis have been caused by cytomegalovirus, or by adenovirus or Toxoplasma gondii (toxoplasmosis), a heterophile antibody test will test negative."

is misleading. Someone reading this might interpret this sentence as saying that toxoplasma gondii can cause infectious mononucleosis, which is just plain untrue. The language used is easy to misinterpret. Can someone please change this to reflect that toxoplasmosis can have similar symptoms to mononucleosis, but is not the same disease. Thanks.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.46.50.100 (talkcontribs) 14:57, 21 July 2014‎

I rephrased this as you suggested, 66.46.50.100. Thanks for speaking up. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:20, 29 July 2014 (UTC)