Why I won't ever view glandular fever as just ‘the kissing disease’

A patient reminded me that glandular fever can lead to unexpected serious complications.

EVERYONE has heard of glandular fever. Often it just turns up on a blood test result as a past infection that the patient does not even recall having, probably because they got it as a child and it was no worse than the myriad viruses they had back then.

Other times it causes more disruption — usually to the life of a young person who has been studying hard for the HSC or at university. Their tiredness is put down to long hours