Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) in Emergency Medicine Questions & Answers

Updated: May 24, 2019
  • Author: Michael S Omori, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What is the pathophysiology of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What is the incidence of infectious mononucleosis (IM) in the US?

What is the global incidence of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What are the racial predilections of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What are the sexual predilections of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

How does the incidence of infectious mononucleosis (IM) vary by age?

What is the prognosis of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What is included in patient education about infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

Presentation

What clinical history findings are characteristic of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What are the signs and symptoms of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What are the infectious causes of mononucleosis?

What are the noninfectious causes of mononucleosis (IM)?

What are the risk factors for infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What are the possible complications of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) in Emergency Medicine?

Workup

What is the role of WBC count in the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What is the role of liver function tests in the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What is the role of the heterophile test in the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

What is the role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) assays in the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

Treatment

How is infectious mononucleosis (IM) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

How is infectious mononucleosis (IM) prevented?

Which activity modifications are advisable for patients with infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of infectious mononucleosis (IM)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) in Emergency Medicine?