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Mononucleosis

DESCRIPTION

Mononucleosis is an acute infectious disease of older children and young adults. The causative organism is thought to be a form of the Epstein Barr Virus.

The virus invades the lymphatic tissue of the neck and throat, leading to enlarged lymph nodes, the hallmark of the disease. Other symptoms include fever, Sore Throat, and excessive Fatigue. Occasionally Rashes and throat and mouth Infections occur, as well as an enlarged spleen.

Diagnosis of mononucleosis follows the exhibition of a large number of abnormal white blood cells. General therapeutic measures include bed rest and treatment of acute symptoms. Mononucleosis is a self-limiting disease which most healthy young people overcome in a few weeks or months without difficulty.

HERBS

Echinacea (4)
Thyme

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Bioflavonoids (1)
L-acidophilus (6)
Vitamin A (2)
Vitamin B12 (5)
Vitamin C (1)
Vitamin E (3)
Zinc

REFERENCES

1. CheraSkin E, et al. Daily Vitamin C consumption and fatigability. J Amer Geria Soc 1976; 24:136-37.
2. Bendich A. Beta-carotene and immune response. Proc Nutr Soc 1991; 50:263-74.
3. Tengerdy RP: The role of Vitamin E in immune response and disease resistance, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 587, 1990, p 24-33.
4. Bauer VR, et al: Immunologic in vivo and in vitro studies on Echinacea extracts, Arzneimittelforschung, 38(2), Feb 1988, p 276-281.
5. Sakane T, et al: Effects of methyl-B12 on the in vitro immune functions of human T lymphocytes, Journal of Clinical Immunology, 2(2), Apr 1982, p 101-109.
6. Perdigon G, et al: Systemic augmentation of the immune response in mice by feeding fermented milds with Lactobacillus Casei and Lactobacillus acidophilus, Immunology, 63(1), Jan 1988, p 17-23.

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