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Mononucleosis symptoms usually get better in one or two months without any treatment. Most people can return to work or school after three to four weeks. Others may be exhausted and unable to return to their full activities for months.
It is also possible that complications can occur. Although these complications occur infrequently, when they do occur, they can be dramatic.
Complications of mononucleosis can affect the:
  • Blood
  • Spleen
  • Nervous system
  • Liver
  • Heart
  • Lungs.
Mononucleosis is rarely fatal.
(Click Mononucleosis Prognosis or Complications of Mono for more information.)

Other Names for Mononucleosis

Other names that people use for the condition include:
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Mononucleosis syndrome
  • Kissing disease
  • Mono
  • Glandular fever.


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