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Here is a quick mnemonic ” URTICARIA “ to remember about the Infectious Mononucleosis Rash

Infectious Mononucleosis, also known as mono or glandular fever, is a viral infection commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It primarily affects young adults and teenagers. While a rash is not a typical symptom of infectious mononucleosis, it can occur in some cases.

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Infectious Mononucleosis Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • U – Urticaria: Urticaria can occur in infectious mononucleosis.

  • R – Rash: A diffuse maculopapular eruption is seen in some cases of infectious mononucleosis.

  • T – Throat: Pharyngitis is a common symptom of infectious mononucleosis.

  • I – Infectious: Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.

  • C – Cervical Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are a characteristic feature of infectious mononucleosis.

  • A – Adolescents: Infectious mononucleosis often affects adolescents and young adults.

  • R – Red spots: Petechiae, or small red spots, can sometimes be observed in infectious mononucleosis.

  • I – IgM Antibodies: Atypical lymphocytosis and the presence of heterophile antibodies are typical findings in infectious mononucleosis.

  • A – Ampicillin: The occurrence of a maculopapular eruption is more common (30-90%) if ampicillin is given.


Mnemonic : URTICARIA

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Dr. Arin Nandi

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