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Epstein-Barr Virus Infection (cont.)

Medical Treatment

There is no specific medicine to treat mononucleosis. Some physicians use corticosteroids to treat significant swelling in the throat or an enlarged spleen, but steroids are not needed in most people. Antiviral medications are available to help oral hairy leukoplakia, including acyclovir, ganciclovir, and foscarnet.

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