Diagnosis Code B27.81
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code B27.81 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
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- 075 - Infectious mononucleosis (approximate) Approximate Flag
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Information for Patients
Also called: Glandular fever, Kissing disease, Mono, Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis, or "mono", is an infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus spreads through saliva, which is why it's sometimes called "kissing disease." Mono occurs most often in teens and young adults. However, you can get it at any age. Symptoms of mono include
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph glands
Sometimes you may also have a swollen spleen. Serious problems are rare.
A blood test can show if you have mono. Most people get better in two to four weeks. However, you may feel tired for a few months afterward. Treatment focuses on helping symptoms and includes medicines for pain and fever, warm salt water gargles and plenty of rest and fluids.
- Epstein-Barr virus test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Mononucleosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Mononucleosis spot test (Medical Encyclopedia)