Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Elise | 2012/02/21

Q.

Glanduldar Fever

My daughter is 3 years old and according to our GP she has glandular fever. I have a few questions please.

1. Is this very dangerous?
2. What is the recovery period?
3. Will there be any long term damages?

Also any information that will be helpful please.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Glandular fever is a common illness in children. It is caused by a virus infection by the EBV virus. Symptoms may last from 10 days to weeks or months but most children recover after 10 days.Sometimes the virus persists in the body for months causing the child to be very tired and lethargic, but this is rare.Read mors about 'glandular fever' also called 'infectious mononucleosis' on Google.

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