Antibiotics and Glandular Fever

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September 2005 - Antibiotics and Glandular Fever

Glandular fever is an illness caused by the Epstein Barr virus, therefore antibiotics will be of no use in treating it. Occasionally glandular fever is misdiagnosed as tonsillits and antibiotics may be prescribed. In these patients the antibiotics can cause a rash to appear.

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MeSH Keywords: Glandular Fever; Infectious Mononucleosis; Epstein Barr Virus Infections

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