12 Mononucleosis Symptoms

10. Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)

The enlargement of the spleen is closely related to inflamed lymph glands. It usually lasts for some weeks and disappears without being a problem, but some patients can experience a splenic rupture which is a severe complication of the disease. This symptom is also caused by other diseases.

11. Eyelid edema

It is considered a very specific symptom for infectious diseases, including the infection by EVB. In mononucleosis, it is always bilateral and only affects the upper-lid. This is an important difference with other infections that usually cause periorbital (upper and lower eyelids).

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Aurelysmar Grimán Perozo is a doctor from the Centroccidental University "Lisandro Alvarado", with a diploma degree in occupational medicine, and certified in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and advanced electrocardiography. In addition to her work as a doctor, she also writes as a freelancer in medical research.

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