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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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Can glandular fever elevate a child's liver enzymes in a blood test if so how long till it goes back to normal?

Can glandular fever elevate a child's liver enzymes in a blood test if so how long till it goes back to normal?

Yes: Infectious mononucleosis or glandular fever can raise liver enzymes because it causes liver dis function . It is temporary and will settle as the illness settles. ...Read more

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I have had blood tests, have found I have glandular fever.I feel exhausted;etc.I have very sore tummy. Had it 3 day so far.I off food is this normal?

Yes: Unfortunately, glandular fever (or infectious mononucleosis, as it is known in the us) is one of those viral infections you have to just let run its course, with supportive care. The majority of the symptoms will resolve by 2 weeks; the fatigue, however, can persist for a long time, months in some patients. ...Read more

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How do you get glandular fever?

How do you get glandular fever?

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

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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

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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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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

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What can be done for a glandular fever?

What can be done for a glandular fever?

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

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