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The physician will also exclude other potential causes for the symptoms and rash, including rubella, infectious mononucleosis, bacterial infections such as Lyme disease, allergic reactions, and lupus.
The "other viruses" usually include syphilis, hepatitis B, coxsackie virus, Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis), varicella-zoster virus, and human parvovirus.
In adults, it produces symptoms resembling those of mononucleosis.
One other common cause of a viral sore throat is mononucleosis.
Mononucleosis occurs when the Epstein-Barr virus infects one specific type of lymphocyte.