Glandular Fever is sometimes misdiagnosed as Influenza

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Influenza, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Glandular Fever.

Glandular fever also known as infectious mononucleosis is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include sore throat, fever, fluid seeping from the tonsils and pharynx enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged spleen and sometimes jaundice. Glandular fever can be misdiagnosed as viral pharyngitis, and streptococcal pharyngitis.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Jaundice, enlarged lymph nodes, enlargement of the spleen

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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