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Can mono test positive for strep?
Last Updated: 28th May, 2020
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Also question is, what is the difference between mono and strep throat?
Because mono is a viral illness, there is no cure for it and the virus will go away on its own. It may take several weeks for symptoms to go away. On the other hand, streptococcus or “strep throat” is caused by a bacterial infection and is usually treated with antibiotics.
Beside above, what can cause a false positive for strep? Rapid Strep Testing Rapid strep tests can cause a false-negative result even when strep is actually the cause of the infection for several reasons: Incorrect swab collection most commonly by accidentally extracting saliva from the tongue on the swab or from not swabbing the back of the throat correctly.
Beside this, can mono be misdiagnosed as strep?
Signs and symptoms of mononucleosis may include: Fatigue. Sore throat, perhaps misdiagnosed as strep throat, that doesn't get better after treatment with antibiotics. Fever.
Does Mono cause strep throat?
Because mono is caused by a virus, antibiotics would not help you get better. But some people with mono get strep throat at the same time. Antibiotics will help strep throat go away.