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Causes Of Glandular Fever
Glandular fever: Glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This virus can be passed from person to person by close contact (especially kissing). It can possibly also be caught by sharing cups, toothbrushes, etc.It can cause night sweats and fever. http://patient.info/health/glandular-fever-infectious-mononucleosis-leaflet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can glandular fever cause tingly feelings up the neck and over my scalp? It happened when I first got glandular fever at Christmas time too
Glandular fever: You may have swollen lymph nodes in your groin which is causing you pain. See your doctor for treatment ...Read more
Can glandular fever cause palpitations? It seems every time my glandular fever comes back my heart flip flops
Discuss with doctor: Glandular fever (same as infectious mononucleosis, or "mono") should not recur, probably something else. Palpitations (extra heart beats, rapid heart beat, etc) are quite common, in some people more than others, and can be more frequent or noticeable during fever. However, some viral infections can affect the heart, sometimes seriously. Not likely, but better safe than sorry. Discuss w/ doctor. ...Read more
EBV: Infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever) seldom produces direct pulmonary involvement, but the fatigue can be profound, possibly resulting in a feeling of shortness of breath. It can also predispose to secondary infections, some malignancies. Would need more info about what specifically you are feeling to answer this accurately. ...Read more
I've recently had glandular fever and I've read that EBV can cause some cancers, including stomach. I've had some stomach pain, should I be worried?
Best not to worry: It is true that Epstein-Barr virus the virus that causes infections mononucleosis is associated with certain lymphomas and soft tissue tumors and even leukemias these have to do with changes of the DNA and usually happen earlier in life then in older people I think it is quite rare compared to the total number of people infected with infectious mononucleosis less than 1% of patients go malignant. ...Read more
EBV: Glandular fever is caused by the epstein barr virus and is also known as mononucleosis. The virus is contracted by contact with another person who is infected, generally through saliva. Used to be called the "kissing disease" for this reason. Coughing and sharing utensils and cups etc can also spread the disease. Sometimes people are infectious without having symptoms. ...Read more
Several symptoms: The main symptoms of glandular fever (usually called infectious mononucleosis in North America, or just "mono") are sore throat, fever, fatigure, and enlarged/inflamed lymph nodes, especially in the neck but also often in armpits, groin, and other locations. Most symptoms last 2-3 weeks, but fatigue can last several weeks. GF/mono mostly occurs in children and young adults, uncommon after age 25. ...Read more
Symptom Relief!: Infectious mononucleosis (im; also known as ebv infectious mononucleosis, and sometimes colloquially as the kissing disease from its oral transmission or simply as mono in north america and as glandular fever in other english-speaking countries) is an infectious widespread viral disease caused by the ebv, a type of herpes virus. It is rxed symptomatically. Steroids course may be needed if severe. ...Read more
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