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Glandular fever

Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults. Common symptoms include fever, a sore throat and extreme tiredness (fatigue).
Symptoms of glandular fever
The three most common symptoms of glandular fever are a high temperature, sore throat and swollen glands. The Epstein-Barr virus incubation period is one to two months.
Causes of glandular fever
Most cases of glandular fever are caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Treating glandular fever
There is currently no cure for glandular fever, but you can use a number of self-care techniques to help control your symptoms.
Complications of glandular fever
Complications of glandular fever can include a swollen spleen or secondary infection. In rarer cases there can be more serious complications, such as a ruptured spleen.