Has anyone been diagnosed with MONO years after being diagnosed with chronic ITP??? My 13 year old was diagnosed with Chronic ITP when she was 6. We found out recently that she now has mono. Her counts we 135 when we got the mono blood work back. We haven't had them checked since then.
I would think mono could really affect her with her itp. Both mono and itp have to do with the spleen. She has been taking it easy but really isn't that tired. She still goes to school and still wants to be active. Not sure how much I should baby her if her symptoms aren't bad.
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Your daughter's doctor should be telling you what she can and cannot do while she has mono. When my daughter had it, she was not allowed to go to school because mono is contagious. She had a teacher come to our house several times a week to go over her school work so she didn't fall behind. She was not permitted to participate in any physical activities since mono can enlarge the spleen which could rupture. She was diagnosed a week before the high school musical and was not allowed to participate in that. She was supposed to dance, but her doctor said absolutely not.
Any virus, including mono, could potentially cause a platelet drop. It's also possible that her counts will stay the same or even go up. Both ITP and mono affect the spleen in different ways, so I wouldn't automatically assume that counts will drop.
If I were you, I'd call her GP to ask about restrictions.
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