Are There Any Complications of Mononucleosis?

Q:
Are there any complications of mononucleosis?

A:
Complications of mononucleosis can develop and can be quite serious. It mainly includes:

  • Hepatitis with jaundice.
    Inflammation and hepatomegaly are most common in mononucleosis patients over the age of 35.
  • Anemia.
    Mononucleosis can cause your red blood cells to die faster than normal. Your bone marrow may not keep up with this more rapid turnover, causing anemia.
  • Meningitis.
  • Optic neuritis.
  • Pericarditis & Myocarditis.
    One of the most common heart complications is inflammation around the heart, called pericarditis. This can cause atrial fibrillation. The virus can also infect the heart muscle, causing myocarditis.

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