Monday, May 14, 2018

What is "Kissing Fever"?

Glandular fever is known as "kiss fever" because of its transmission from one person to another through oral secretions. It is also known by several other names, such as Pfeiffer's disease, frequent encephalitis, or infertility.

Professor Andreas Podbelski, president of the Institute of Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene at the University of Rostock, Germany, said the disease is an infectious disease, caused by a virus called "Epstein Barr (EBV) of the family of herpes viruses, attacking the lymphocytes B important immune system, Body lifelong.

Kissing Fever

This virus is activated repeatedly in some situations, such as stress. It is usually invisible or noticeable. However, it is contagious at this stage. It is not a coincidence that the kissing fever is 
called "kissing fever." It is transmitted only through saliva, for example when kissing.

Sore throat and tonsillitis

Of course, fever (fever) is the most common symptom of this disease, in addition to sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, tonsillitis and the appearance of a gray layer of white on them, as well as the general feeling of weakness and fatigue.

Symptoms also include elevated liver values, spleen enlargement and an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood, a signal of the immune system. These symptoms often begin four to six weeks after the virus.

The problem is the difficulty of diagnosing the disease because of the overlap of some symptoms with the infection of influenza and colds and infections of the liver, which may lead to access to the patient the wrong medicine.

Professor Hartmut Hingel, president of the German Society of Virology, noted that the age factor plays an important role in the disease, explaining that the earlier a person contracted the virus, the less likely the disease would be. For example, infections in young children Syndrome.

Long comfort

General practitioner Wilhelm Breitenberger pointed out that a long rest period of several months, namely, sleeping heavily, not lifting heavy objects due to the spleen, not exercising and keeping away from fatty meals.

It is also important that the patient's body is not exposed to trauma. However, the patient is allowed to walk outdoors in the absence of stress.

The good news is that anyone infected with this disease will not get it again, nor is there a vaccine yet, but one can strengthen the immune system to fight the virus well through a healthy diet and exercise.