Mononucleosis

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Mononucleosis, or mono, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Most adults are infected by EBV as children and develop antibodies to the virus even though they may never have symptoms of mono. Those that are first exposed to EBV as adolescents or adults are more likely to fall ill with mono. Mononucleosis, Second Edition explores the microbiology of EBV, the prevention and treatment of mono, and complications and related infections caused by EBV. This revised edition contains new illustrations and updated ...
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Overview

Mononucleosis, or mono, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Most adults are infected by EBV as children and develop antibodies to the virus even though they may never have symptoms of mono. Those that are first exposed to EBV as adolescents or adults are more likely to fall ill with mono. Mononucleosis, Second Edition explores the microbiology of EBV, the prevention and treatment of mono, and complications and related infections caused by EBV. This revised edition contains new illustrations and updated information on research and treatment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791077009
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword David Heymann 6

1 Introduction: Infectious Mononucleosis and Epstein-Barr Virus 8

2 The Discovery of Epstein-Barr Virus 12

3 The Life of Epstein-Barr Virus 29

4 Immune System Response to Epstein-Barr Virus 41

5 Signs and Symptoms 55

6 EBV Transmission and Latent Infection 63

7 Diagnosis of Infectious Mononucleosis 73

8 Treatments for Infectious Mononucleosis 86

9 Epstein-Barr Virus and Cancer 95

10 Epstein-Barr Virus and Other Diseases 104

Notes 111

Glossary 113

Further Resources 120

Index 122

About the Authors 127

About the Consulting Editor 128

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