When should an athlete with infectious mononucleosis return to sports?
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An asymptomatic athlete recovering from infectious mononucleosis (IM) may return to noncontact sports 3 weeks from symptom onset. Contact sports may be considered 4 weeks from the onset of symptoms or when athletes are symptom-free, afebrile, and have normal energy levels. (SOR C, based on heterogeneous expert opinions.)
Evidence Based Practice 13(1): 05.