Mononucleosis, the “kissing disease” has been recently linked to lupus, multiple sclerosis, diabetes (type I), inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. These were added to the list of diseases mononucleosis is related to. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180416121606.htm
Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EPV). This virus is in the saliva. Over ninety percent of people in advanced countries have the virus by age 20.
Poor countries typically have ninety percent of their population infected by the age of two.
It is usually no big deal in most cases–the person feels tired for two weeks and the recovers: however, serious cases can last for months. The illustration above predicts the associated symptoms.
It is my and others belief that major disturbance of the immune system makes getting multiple sclerosis more likely. People who live in cold climates, who have more exposure to colds, flus, and mononucleosis, are more likely to get MS. I believe repeated assaults on the immune system makes autoimmune diseases, like those above, more likely.
See how I dealt with MS at: