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Dr. Martin Raff
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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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Glandular Fever (Definition)

Glandular fever is also known as Mono. Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis, or just "mono") is an illness caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The infection may feature fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen lymph ...Read more


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Are symptoms of glandular fever the same thing as mono?

Are symptoms of glandular fever the same thing as mono?

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. Also called glandular fever, kissing disease, ebv, etc. ...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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How long do the symptoms of glandular fever last for? Days? Weeks?

How long do the symptoms of glandular fever last for?  Days?  Weeks?

Variable: There is no way to predict how long infectious mononucleosis symptoms will persist. In some people they are better in 4-6 wks and in others, months. ...Read more

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I've got the symptoms of glandular fever, and i'm getting worse. Doctor says antibiotics don't help?

Correct: In fact, ampicillin, if given to patients with infectious mononucleosis, can produce a rash which will leave the person labeled as "allergic to penicillin" even if they are not. Antibiotics have no effect against ebv and can produce major complications. Listen to your doctor. They sound as if they are very good and know what they are doing. ...Read more

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I am 23 and have glandular fever.The tiredness and symptoms are getting extremely bad now and keep getting worse please help. What should I do?

I am 23 and have glandular fever.The tiredness and symptoms are getting extremely bad now and keep getting worse please help. What should I do?

Adenopathies : Do you have multiple enlarged lymph nodes. Glandular fever is an old terminology. Please you need to see a doctor. You enlarged glands need to be evaluated. Fever with enlarged glands could represent something more serious. You should see a hematologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can exercise make glandular fever symptoms worse? My neck is so swollen and I'm trying to stick to my exercise regime but my neck feels worse

Mononucleosis: Some people barely get ill with mono and others can become quite debilitated. Please allow your body to rest as it heals. Take care. ...Read more

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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


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