health conditions


Question by  dana (12)

Will an outbreak of the epstein barr virus result in enlarged lymph nodes?

My nine year old has been diagnosed with a form of epstein barr virus, he has mono, could this be the reason his lymph nodes are twice their normal size.


Answer by  mb (5482)

It is certianly possible. The lymphatic system drains and filters the tissue fluids at the site of the various lymph nodes. A particularly high concentration of viruses will cause lymph node blockage and enlargment.


Answer by  worker9121 (31)

The Epstein Barr Virus can, but rarely, results in enlarged lymph nodes. It is more than likely related to the mono. Mono almost always causes this and it might be hard to tell with both viruses at once.


Answer by  jalucia (936)

Epstein Barr virus sometimes causes mono. And, one of the classic symptoms of mono is the presence of swollen lymph node Username: Jalucia (unable to type in box below)

You have 50 words left!