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What are symptoms of glandular fever?

What are symptoms of glandular fever?

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

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of glandular fever?

What are the symptoms of glandular fever?

Mononucleosis: Glandular fever was the original term used for mononucleosis when it was first described in the 1800's. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and symptoms include fever, pharyngitis, enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue and atypical lymphocytosis in the blood. ...Read more

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Is fever the only thing that causes chills? Are there non-fever causes of chills?

Other chills possibl: Yes other issues may cause chills. One example is hypothermia. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of glandular fever?

What are the usual symptoms of glandular fever?

Infectious Mono: Fever, sore throat, profound malaise and fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, often in the posterior cervical chain, sometimes hepatitis and enlarged spleen with tenderness in left upper quadrant of abdomen. ...Read more

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Why would glandular fever cause shortness of breath?

Why would glandular fever cause shortness of breath?

Viral pneumonia?: Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) acts like flu. The virus can infect your lungs causing inflammation and breathing problems. It also can affect your berating muscles and nerves. It can be dangerous. Please let your doctor know this ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of nausea sore throat, fever and muscle weakness in polio?

What are the causes of nausea sore throat, fever and muscle weakness in polio?

Infection: The disease is caused by a virus. The initial body reaction to the infection likely explains the sore throat & fever. The limb muscle weakness/paralysis is actually from damage to nerve cells, mostly in the spinal cord, that tell the muscles to contract. It can also affect muscles of breathing that are not directly under voluntary control, a feared complication. Recovery can be total or partial. ...Read more

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Are aches and fever the symptoms of influenza?

Are aches and fever the symptoms of influenza?

Among others: Aches and fevers are very non-specific and could be due to dozens of infectious and non-infectious conditions. With influenza may also see respiratory tract symptoms, GI symptoms, severe chills, etc. The only way however to know if is influenza is through testing for the virus or later on, antibodies to the virus. ...Read more

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Can glandular fever cause groin aches?

Can glandular fever cause groin aches?

Yes: Glandular fever involves the lymph nodes and that can be anywhere including the groin. If you have not seen a doctor, now would be a good idea. There are other conditions that may resemble "glandular fever" and treatment may be of benefit ...Read more

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What causes chorea of rheumatic fever?

What causes chorea of rheumatic fever?

Chorea: Rheumatic fever is a form of auto-immune reaction of the body to substances contained in the strep which are similar to those in some of our tissues, and the body reacts against those areas, confusing them with the strep. The central nervous system is not exempt from this and chorea is one manifestation of this type of involvement. ...Read more

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What types of rashes are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

What types of rashes are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

Scarlet Fever: Due to toxins produced by streptococcus pyogenes, the rash is red, with slight elevations of parts of the skin producing a sandpaper like feel, and the redness blanches with pressure. There is usually pallor around the mouth. The rash can involve most of the body, often beginning on the trunk. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dengue fever?

What are the causes of dengue fever?

One cause: It is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. In this part of the world, it is more prevalent in the south and caribbean. ...Read more

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Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Recurring glandular fever is what sort of problem?

Not sure: The term is not a medical one, but either a lay term or a description of an illness. It may not necessarily refer to infection, because an illness like sarcoidosis may produce recurring glandular fever. Need more info. ...Read more

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What causes regional neck lymphadenitis in the absence of cancer and bacteria?

What causes regional neck lymphadenitis in the absence of cancer and bacteria?

Many possibilities: Any number of viruses do this. If prolonged more than a couple of weeks, maybe mononucleosis, although you're quite old for mono (most cases before age 20). Mostly not serious, but syphilis, HIV, tuberculosis, land other serious infections are possible if at risk. If only a few days, sit tight; probably will clear up soon. If continuing more than 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes fever with chills?

Lots of things: Fever and chills, we commonly think infection. See your doctor to help identify a source. ...Read more

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No signs of lymphoma but fever, night sweats, fatigue, etc. Are these signs of cancer or lymphoma?

No signs of lymphoma but fever, night sweats, fatigue, etc. Are these signs of cancer or lymphoma?

Many causes: Tuberculosis and bacterial endocarditis are serious concerns and there are a host of other illnesses that can do this. Please do yourself a favor and read up on the workup of "fever of unknown origin". ...Read more

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What are some of the signs & symptoms of Valley Fever?

What are some of the signs & symptoms of Valley Fever?

See below: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease picked up through inhalation. Often the symptoms are mild and the disease not recognized. In one to three weeks when they do occur they include fever, cough, chest pain that can be severe, chills, night sweats, headache, fatigue, joint pains and a red painful bumpy rash. It can take months to fully recover and you should be followed for dissemination. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

What are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

Rash: Fever, rash (typically sandpaper like), headache, vomiting and sore throat. It's caused by group a strep or the strep throat bug. Sometimes people miss the sore throat and maybe even the fever. After the rash you may get peeling of the hands and feet. If you think you might have scarlet fever, see your doctor soon for a strep test and skin evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more