Definition of glandular fever in English:

glandular fever


mass nounBritish
  • An infectious viral disease characterized by swelling of the lymph glands and prolonged lassitude. Also called infectious mononucleosis.

    • ‘She was diagnosed with liver damage almost a year ago, and has also suffered from extreme tiredness and a series of illnesses including chicken pox, tonsillitis, flu and glandular fever.’
    • ‘In infectious mononucleosis, the Epstein-Barr virus primarily infects B lymphocytes.’
    • ‘Mononucleosis hepatitis occurs in approximately 10 percent of cases of infectious mononucleosis.’
    • ‘A negative result of an antibody test, particularly during the first week of illness, may indicate that the patient does not have infectious mononucleosis.’
    • ‘She had suffered from glandular fever, migraine and scoliosis (curvature of the spine), and thought she had a brain tumour.’
    • ‘A person with glandular fever is most infectious when they have a fever (high temperature).’
    • ‘When they do happen, they are similar to other viral infections such as glandular fever.’
    • ‘Typical features of infectious mononucleosis include fever, pharyngitis, adenopathy, malaise, and an atypical lymphocytosis.’
    • ‘And so if you've had say, hepatitis or glandular fever and you're feeling tired or fatigued afterwards, is that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?’
    • ‘Symptoms tend to resemble the flu or infectious mononucleosis (swollen glands, fatigue, muscle aches, malaise, fever).’
    • ‘Also hepatitis B, glandular fever and intestinal parasites have been associated.’
    • ‘In addition to its role in glandular fever the Epstein-Barr virus is also associated with several different neoplasms.’
    • ‘Say hello to glandular fever, infectious mononucelosis, kissing disease.’
    • ‘Epstein-Barr virus is very common and transmissible virus in the herpes family that causes infectious mononucleosis.’
    • ‘Some viral illnesses, such as glandular fever, can cause overwhelming tiredness that takes months to settle.’
    • ‘Herpes viruses, including the one that causes glandular fever (Epstein-Barr virus), are the second most common cause of viral meningitis.’
    • ‘Many people, especially children, have few or no noticeable symptoms of glandular fever.’
    • ‘The disease may be indistinguishable from infectious mononucleosis.’
    • ‘The glandular fever virus can also be a cause of hepatitis.’
    • ‘Recognition that the spleen had ruptured was delayed because of the patient's stable clinical condition and lack of coexisting symptoms of infectious mononucleosis.’


glandular fever

/ˌɡlɑːndjʊlə ˈfiːvə/