Infectious mononucleosis is a disease that causes
fever, severe fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat and
spleen enlargement. It is important that athletes who participate
in a strenuous sport with a risk of injury discontinue activity
while affected with the disease due to fear of splenic rupture.
The time athletes need to be away from participation is largely
subjective but athletes should be at least one month from onset,
afebrile, well hydrated, and without a palpable liver and spleen.
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