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Glandular fever
Standard Definition

Glandular fever, also known as 'infectious mononucleosis', is commonly caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). EBV infects and reproduces in the salivary glands. Direct contact with virus-infected saliva, such as by kissing, can transmit the virus. A person is infectious several days before symptoms appear and for some time after, possibly for months or, rarely, even years.

Underlying Disruption in Function

A strong immune system will be able to prevent infection or facilitate a full and speedy recovery from glandular fever. Those with poor health, low nutrient levels and high stress are more likely to be susceptible and have a more prolonged or severe bout of this common infection.

Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes the vast majority of cases and up to 90% of adults have antibodies to the virus reflecting former exposure and immunity against EBV.

  • Saliva transmission of EBV
  • Transfusions with infected blood products
  • Immune suppressed states
  • High stress increases susceptibility
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat, swollen tonsils
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Enlargement of the spleen and liver
  • Rash
  • Headache

Symptoms may take between 4 and 7 weeks to develop after exposure to the virus. Symptoms can last only a few days or as long as several months. In most cases, they disappear in 2 to 6 weeks.

Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.


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