Mononucleosis, commonly known as mono or the “kissing disease,” is a viral infection. While mono is frequently spoken of in connection with teenage patients, adult patients can also contract mononucleosis. Mononucleosis is referred to the “kissing disease” because it is usually passed via saliva. Mono has been linked to both the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and organisms such as the cytomegalovirus (CMV), and it is important to test for mono prior to delivering antibiotics or steroids. These types of medication will have no effect upon the virus, but they may further weaken the immune system. Symptoms of mono include:
- Extreme fatigue
- A sore throat
- Swollen glands
If you suffer from these symptoms, we urge you to contact our medical office on the Upper East Side of New York City to schedule an appointment for mononucleosis testing. Our caring doctor, Dr. Abroon, is dedicated to helping you improve your health!
I have sleep apnea and an ENT recommended a surgical procedure carving out some tissue my palette, reducing my uvula, and straightening my septum to provide clear breathing pathways at night. Dr. Abroon gave this all-in-one procedure a decisive thumbs down. He referred me to a top ENT with a safer, and much less radical approach. I met then new doctor, and he’s great. Much thanks to Dr. Abroon for helping me avoid a potential nightmare.
– Paul R.