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Clinical features: < BACK TO TOP >
infection usually presents with malaise, tiredness, headache, abdominal
discomfort, anorexia and fever (exceeding 39 oC).
tonsillitis may follow with enlarged tonsils sometimes covered with thick white patches
which resemble pus (differential diagnosis is with streptococcal
rash caused by ruptured capillaries may appear on palate.
nodes, especially cervical, are enlarged, firm and mildly tender
is present in large number of patients, sometimes also hepatomegaly.
Maculo-papular rash, especially common if ampicillin or amoxycillin has been given for the sore throat occurs in around 20% of patients.
Diagnosis: < BACK TO TOP >
picture is very indicative but may be mistaken for bacterial
tonsillopharyngitis, when lack of response to antibiotics usually points into
of a presence of atypical
lymphocytes (they appear large and resemble monocytes - the reason why
this disease is called mononucleosis) in the peripheral blood is very
are nonspecific and directed at antigens present on erythrocytes obtained
from sheep, horses and cattle; they appear in 50-90% of patients, and can be
detected using rapid agglutination screening tests.
virus infection is ultimately established by detecting specific
elevation of liver transaminase enzymes may be found reflecting involvement
of the liver in form of mild hepatitis.
The chronic fatigue syndrome with weakness, inability to concentrate, depression, tiredness and low-grade fever is the most important complication, and can last for months (seen in 1-2% of patients).
Management < BACK TO TOP >
is entirely symptomatic.
is important during the acute illness.
A short course of corticosteroids is indicated for severe tonsillar enlargement causing dysphagia and difficulty in breathing.
Prognosis < BACK TO TOP >
Nutrition < BACK TO TOP >
Nutrition that alleviate or prevent Glandular Fever :-
Herbs < BACK TO TOP >
Herbs that alleviate or prevent Glandular Fever :-
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7 April 2010
10 December 2004 - International Human Rights Day
World No-Tobacco Day
World Health Day
speaker Mr NgThian Watt the Principal Trainer from
Napoleon Hill Associates MalaysiaDetails