Question: Why does a person who has had mono have to be careful about taking part in athletics? Wouldn’t exercise help speed up his recovery? Yet doctors discourage this.
Answer: Patients with infectious mononucleosis have an enlarged spleen, which may be subject to rupture. Therefore, they should not take part in contact sports until the spleen has been returned to normal.
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