Glandular fever - cytomegalovirus, but it produces a...

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Glandular fever Glandular Fever, or Infectious Mononucleosis, is a viral infection which predominantly affects young adults. It is caused by an infection of B-Lymphocytes by the Epstein - Barr virus (EBV). Symptoms The classical symptoms of Glandular fever are:- ENT symptoms o Sore throat o Pharyngeal inflammation with palatal petechiae o Tonsillar Exudates o Cervical Lymphadenopathy Systemic Symptoms o Fever o Fatigue o Weight loss o Malaise o Splenomegaly o Non-itchy rash (not to be confused with the rash that develops if Glandular fever is treated with the antibiotics Ampicillin and amoxicillin) Causes Glandular Fever occurs with infection by the Epstein - Barr virus. A similar condition can be caused by
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Unformatted text preview: cytomegalovirus, but it produces a negative heterophile antibody test. The virus enters the body via epithelial cells, near the salivary glands, and infection spreads through oral secretions that contain the virus. The infection is transmitted by close oral contact, such as kissing or sharing oral hygiene products, as such it is occasionally referred to as the kissing Disease. The incubation period, time from infection to onset of symptoms, is approximately 7 weeks. Symptoms typically last for 3-4 weeks but symptoms of malaise and fatigue often last longer....
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