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What is the probability of catching glandular fever from friend?

What is the probability of catching glandular fever from friend?

Mononucleosis: Assuming you are referring to EBV infection this depends upon how close a friend. This is often known as the kissing disease, but can be transmitted respiratorily in some instances. ...Read more

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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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How long does glandular fever last?

How long does glandular fever last?

Glandular fever: Following infection by the virus, symptoms usually persist for 2-3 weeks, but fatigue can be more prolonged. ...Read more

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How long before the symptoms of glandular fever go away?

How long before the symptoms of glandular fever go away?

Highly variable: As a general rule 4-12 wks, but chronic long-term manifestations are well documented. This is ebv infectious mononucleosis. This herpes virus, like the others, sets up permanent residence in people who are infected, and can potentially produce several different malignancies, and recurrence of symptoms of mono are also reported, as is recurrence. ...Read more

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Random stomach pangs since being diagnosed with glandular fever. How to treat tgis?

Random stomach pangs since being diagnosed with glandular fever. How to treat tgis?

Might be spleen: Glandular fever, or infectious mononucleosis as it is known in the us, is often associated with an enlarged spleen; this may be causing your discomfort. Rest and supportive care are all you can do, and avoid strenuous physical activity/contact sports to avoid the risk of splenic rupture. ...Read more

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Would a random blood test find glandular fever or do you have to do something specific to find it?

Would a random blood test find glandular fever or do you have to do something specific to find it?

EBV: Glandular fever is another term for infectious mononucleosis. Your doctor would have to suspect this and order a very specific test to aid in diagnosis. A routine CBC will not do. ...Read more

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How long do blood tests for glandular fever take to run?

How long do blood tests for glandular fever take to run?

Day/couple days..: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. Two blood tests are done. One is a test for antibody to epstein-barr virus, the other is a test for white blood cell count. The WBC is part of a complete blood count (CBC) and usually takes one day. The other may be longer, like two to four days, depending on the lab schedule, etc. ...Read more

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Can you have glandular fever and feel fine but just have swollen glands?

Can you have glandular fever and feel fine but just have swollen glands?

Glandular fever: This is generally used as a synonym for infectious mononucleosis due to epstein barr virus. It would be unusual to have this without symptoms other than swollen glands, but anything is possible. Stay well. ...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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How do you treat glandular fever ?

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Supportive care: Glandular fever (or infectious mononucleosis, as it is known in the us) is caused by the epstein barr virus; treatment is purely supportive care to reduce fever and aches with nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more