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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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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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How to recover from glandular fever?

How to recover from glandular fever?

Rest and hydrate: Primary Epstein Barr Virus infection (mononucleosis or glandular fever) rarely requires more than supportive therapy. This includes acetaminophen or non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for fever and pain, getting adequate fluids and nutrition. ...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

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Ihow to tell if I have glandular fever?

Ihow to tell if I have glandular fever?

Blood test: Gludular fever, also known as infectious mononucleosis is caused by a type of virus called ebv (or epstein-barr virus). Most of the time, the doctor can diagnose this by examination, if in doubt, there are blood test to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have glandular fever relapse helpppp?

I have glandular fever relapse helpppp?

Mononucleosis: How long ago did you previously have mononucleosis? Are you sure that this is mono -again? Your medical provider can help to sort this out. Hydration, rest & acetaminophen can be used to reduce both fever & pain. Some patients with severe symptoms may need steroids. ...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 it possible to recontract glandular fever?

Is it possible to recontract glandular fever?

Yes: Glandular fever, usually caused by epstein-barr virus, can be caused by other pathogens such as toxoplasmosis or CMV so it could occur more than once. ...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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Glandular fever mono like syndrome, what is this?

Glandular fever mono like syndrome, what is this?

Can not diagnose w: Available information. Please see your physician for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will glandular fever affect multiple body organs?

It may...: Affect the liver, the spleen, the lymph nodes, bone marrow elements, and sometimes other organs. ...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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Fever (Definition)

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