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During the examination of the child, I see the following symptoms:
Fever. Body temperature can rise up to 40 degrees. In my practice, the longest period of high temperature lasted 9 days. In my opinion, this is the most severe symptom of mononucleosis in children. With such a prolonged fever, parental anxiety is understandable. Along with the treatment of the child, have to reassure mothers and fathers. Many adults are convinced that if the child has fever for more than 3 days, then antibiotics should be taken urgently. But this is not true.
Sore throat and pain. These symptoms are often mistakenly attributed to tonsillitis. The fact is that with mononucleosis, changes in the throat are externally sore throat, so sometimes an accurate diagnosis is not so simple. In most cases, plaque and pain remain for a week. Sometimes longer.
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