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  NHS Direct - Health encyclopaedia -Glandular fever
Glandular fever is also known as infectious mononucleosis, ‘mono’, for short, or Epstein-Barr.
Glandular fever is an infectious illness that causes swelling of the lymph nodes.
Glandular fever is an infectious illness and can be passed on to family and friends, however most adults exposed to glandular fever have previously already been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus (often as a child) and are therefore not at risk of developing glandular fever.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk /articles/article.aspx?articleId=213   (411 words)

 Glandular Fever
Glandular Fever is an acute viral infection properly known as infectious mononucleosis.
The symptoms of Glandular Fever are usually sore throat, fever and symptoms similar to tonsilitis with exudate (deposits of fluid) around the tonsils.
A lack of energy is usually prevalent and Glandular fever is one of the suggested causes of chronic fatigue syndrome.
www.girl.com.au /glandularfever.htm   (550 words)

 Glandular fever full
Glandular fever is a fairly common viral infection.
Glandular fever used be referred to as the "kissing disease".
A rash with glandular fever may be due to the viral infection itself or a reaction to various types of penicillin.
www.nevdgp.org.au /info/Pattison/Glandular_Fever/gf_full.htm   (814 words)

 Medinfo: Glandular fever (Infectious mononucleosis)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Glandular fever (Infectious mononucleosis) is a virus infection causing sore throat, fever, enlarged and tender glands, and sometimes inflammation of the liver (hepatitis).
The cause of glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) is a virus known as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Glandular fever often affects children and young adults at the time of critical examinations, and may well affect revision and even performance in the examinations.
www.medinfo.co.uk /conditions/glandularfever.html   (736 words)

 Glandular Fever
Glandular fever (or kissing disease) is the common term used to describe a viral infection called infectious mononucleosis.
Glandular fever most commonly affects young adults and leads to fever, a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes.
Glandular fever is common in children and teenagers in developed countries such as Australia.
www.healthinsite.gov.au /topics/Glandular_Fever   (269 words)

 Glandular Fever Factsheet (html)
Glandular fever, sometimes known as infectious mononucleosis, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and this virus persists within the patient for life, after the illness has resolved.
This is characteristic of glandular fever and is a reason to avoid certain antibiotics during adolescence.
The best advice for the individual suffering from glandular fever, is to ensure that they have plenty of fluids and enough rest during the period that they are actually ill. Stress may extend the period of recovery and for adolescents working at university for exams, this may present a real problem.
www.healthprotection.org.uk /From_ncbugs/GLANDULAR.htm   (483 words)

 The University of Queensland
Glandular fever is an infection due to a virus and is common in the University environment.
Glandular fever is sometimes a mild illness, and no treatment or time off may be needed.
Glandular Fever is passed on by close, direct physical contact (hence the name "Kissing Disease").
www.uq.edu.au /healthservice/info_ill_glandular.html   (405 words)

 Glandular fever - Better Health Channel.
Glandular fever (or kissing disease) is the common term used to describe an acute viral infection called infectious mononucleosis.
A chronic form of glandular fever is one of the suggested causes of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Fever and a sore throat - with exudate (deposits of fluid) around the tonsils and pharynx - are typical symptoms.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Glandular_fever?OpenDocument   (582 words)

 BBC - Health - Conditions - Glandular fever
Glandular fever is common during childhood, particularly adolescence.
Glandular fever is a viral infection associated with a high fever.
Glandular fever is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/glandularfever2.shtml   (479 words)

 Infectious Mononucleosis Glandular Fever - Patient UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Infectious mononucleosis is commonly known as glandular fever.
Glandular fever is typically suspected when a 'tonsillitis' is severe and lasts longer than usual.
Glandular fever is due to a virus, and antibiotics do not kill viruses.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/23068769   (887 words)

 Glandular Fever - Health Matters, University of Edinburgh
Glandular fever is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.
As glanduar fever is a viral infection the mainstay of treatment is general anti-viral measures.
As glandular fever commonly causes fatigue and other symptoms which may affect your academic performance it is important to tell your Director of Studies if you are having problems with work deadlines, pending examinations etc. If it is appropriate a medical certificate or letter from your Doctor may be issued.
www.healthmatters.ed.ac.uk /topic.cfm?id=115   (442 words)

 Glandular Fever
Glandular fever is a viral disease that affects certain blood cells.
Glandular fever is also called mononucleosis and the kissing disease.
Glandular fever is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is a member of the herpes virus family.
www.mamashealth.com /infect/gland.asp   (210 words)

 Glandular Fever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Glandular fever is a misleading name, as it doesn't actually affect the glands.
Glandular fever can affect any age group, but 50% of people get it before the age of five.
Glandular fever can leave you feeling depressed and fatigued for months, sometimes years, after you've recovered.
www.brain.net.pk /~medimind/glandular_fever.htm   (296 words)

 Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Glandular fever
Glandular fever is caused by a virus called the Epstein-Barr (EB) virus.
Glandular fever is spread through close contact with saliva, such as kissing, and possibly through sharing cups, toothbrushes, etc.
The hepatitis is probably why people with glandular fever feel sick, lose their appetite, and cannot drink as much alcohol as usual.
www.cyh.com /cyh/parentopics/usr_index0.stm?topic_id=337   (1069 words)

 Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) - information on IM symptoms and treatment
Glandular fever (also known as infectious mononucleosis) is a common illness in adolescents and young adults.
It is caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), one of the herpes viruses.
Around half of people with glandular fever get a swollen spleen (an organ near the stomach, part of your immune system) but are not aware of this.
hcd2.bupa.co.uk /fact_sheets/html/Infectious_mono.html   (930 words)

 Glandular Fever - Information about Glandular Fever
Antibiotics are therefore often given mistakenly, and the diagnosis of glandular fever only susopected when the symptoms fail to improve rapidly.
Glandular fever will get better on its own whether any treatment is given or not.
Glandular fever is an infectious illness and so can be passed on to family and friends.
www.surgerydoor.co.uk /medical_conditions/Indices/G/glandular_fever.htm   (601 words)

 Lucy Burney - Childhood Complaints - Glandular Fever
Glandular fever (also called mononucleosis) is a viral infection caused in the majority of cases by the Epstein-Barr virus, a member of the herpes family.
A child with glandular fever should follow a diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, grains, lean meat and fish.
Studies have shown that the Epstein-Barr virus that causes glandular fever is strengthened by the amino acid arginine.
www.lucyburney.co.uk /articles/glandular.html   (906 words)

 Glandular Fever
Glandular fever, also called infectious mononucleosis, is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.
Glandular fever can affect anyone but it is most common in young adults and teenagers.
Flu symptoms - glandular fever is a virus and like other viruses it can cause high temperatures, aches and pains, loss of appetite and headaches.
www.homehealth-uk.com /medical/glandularfever.htm   (823 words)

 Glandular Fever (infectious mononucleosis) help service
Note: Infectious mononucleosis is the real name for glandular fever, although it is also referred to as mononucleosis, mono, Pfeiffer's disease or indeed Epstein barr Virus (as this is the virus which commonly causes glandular fever, along with CMV).
From being one of the brightest, sportiest girls in the 6th form, glandular fever completely wiped her out and left her with no energy or confidence.
Hopefully, I will be able to glean a better understanding of your situation re your glandular fever troubles, a good overview of your general lifestyle and where you are at in your life, and most importantly an idea of what sort of help would be appropriate in your particular case.
www.gina-nutrition.freeserve.co.uk   (2735 words)

 Glandular fever
Glandular fever (or Kissing disease, Pfeiffer, Epstein Barr virus or Infectious mononucleosis)
So you can get Glandular fever when you kiss somebody (or when somebody kisses you), when you drink from the same glass, when you use the same cutlery, when somebody coughs in your face, etc.
When you think that you have Glandular fever for the second time, maybe you have a 'brother' or a 'sister' from it.
ziektevanpfeiffer.nl /pfeiffer_engels.html   (771 words)

 health.iafrica.com | doc online | ask the doctor | infectious diseases
Glandular fever, also known as mononucleosis, is one of a number of infections caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
The symptom of glandular fever which usually sends people to the doctor is an extremely sore throat.
In most cases glandular fever is self-limiting, that is, is gets better on its own.
health.iafrica.com /doconline/qa/infectious/glandular_fever.htm   (537 words)

 Infectious mononucleosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Infectious mononucleosis (also known in North America as mono, the kissing disease, or Pfeiffer's disease, and more commonly known as glandular fever in other English-speaking countries) is a disease seen most commonly in adolescents and young adults, characterized by fever, sore throat, muscle soreness and fatigue (symptoms of a common cold or allergies).
Enlarged and tender lymph nodes - particularly the posterior cervical lymph nodes, on both sides of the neck.
Some patients suffer fever, tiredness, lassitude (abnormal fatigue), depression, lethargy, and chronic lymph node swelling, for months or years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Glandular_fever   (1447 words)

 News in Science - Sex link with glandular fever virus - 04/08/2006
Sex may increase the odds of contracting the glandular fever virus, a UK study suggests.
Glandular fever is marked by often prolonged fever, fatigue, sore throat and swollen lymph nodes.
If a large viral load increases the odds of developing glandular fever, the researchers note, then an EBV vaccine may be successful even if it merely decreases the amount of EBV in the body rather than providing complete immunity.
www.abc.net.au /science/news/stories/s1705893.htm   (398 words)

 Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis)
Infectious mononucleosis, commonly known as glandular fever, is a viral infection, which is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.
The diagnosis is made on the grounds of the symptoms, blood samples and a throat swab.
Glandular fever usually takes two to four weeks and resolves itself without complications.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/glandularfever.htm   (524 words)

 eMedicine - Infectious Mononucleosis : Article by Burke A Cunha, MD, MACP
Fever is rarely the sole manifestation of EBV infectious mononucleosis.
During fevers from EBV infectious mononucleosis, temperatures may reach 103-104°F but are usually less than 102°F. Relative bradycardia is a rare finding with EBV mononucleosis and suggests myocardial involvement, eg, myocarditis.
The diagnosis of EBV infectious mononucleosis is a syndromic diagnosis, which is based upon the association of fever, pharyngitis, and lymphadenopathy in conjunction with the characteristic hematological abnormalities of EBV infectious mononucleosis.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic1499.htm   (9047 words)

 Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to glandular fever
A seven-year tracking study has prompted scientists to suggest that chronic fatigue syndrome could be the result of brain injuries inflicted during the early stages of glandular fever.
Their goal is to discover whether the post-infection fatigue syndrome that may affect up to 100,000 Australians is caused by the persistence of EBV, a weakened immune system, psychological vulnerability, or some combination of these.
Glandular fever - sometimes called 'the kissing disease' - is caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
www.news-medical.net /?id=16514   (520 words)

 Glandular fever and Multiple Sclerosis link more evidence found
The evidence that there is a link between glandular fever during childhood and a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis is becoming more compelling, say some doctors.
The children with MS had double the chance of being infected with the virus that causes glandular fever.
They suggested that the virus that cause glandular fever may be a factor in MS risk and its development.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=7548   (665 words)

 Glandular Fever(infectious mononucleosis) message board
I was diagnosed with glandular fever in June 2003.
Well he hasn't competed for over a year due to glandular fever and I notice in press releases on the internet that consultants have warned him that it could stay with him for life.
The glandular fever completely wiped me out for about a year, I still went through my exams but my results were atrocious.At the time I could only just manage to stay awake in school but as soon as I got home I was asleep on the couch.
www.gina-nutrition.freeserve.co.uk /Glandular-Fever-message-board.html   (1507 words)

 Is this glandular fever?
It was thought that I may have glandular fever - I have had four blood tests in the past three years all have which were returned as normal.
An ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist felt that even though glandular fever didn't show up in the tests, I may still have it because my symptoms fit, and advised that my tonsils were removed.
Glandular fever is just one form of persistent flu-like infection that lasts for a few weeks or some months, but I think it's a fairly low possibility for you after all this time.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /ate/ent/202344.html   (779 words)

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