<- Back

Glandular Fever course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session is intended to give a brief overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features and management of glandular fever in adolescence. Throughout this session, the clinical name for glandular fever, infectious mononucleosis, is used.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify patients with glandular fever
  • Remember the differential diagnosis
  • Describe the clinical course
  • Remember and manage sequelae

Infectious mononucleosis is often referred to as glandular fever. It is a clinical syndrome most commonly caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Epstein-Barr virus causes approximately 90% of the cases of infectious mononucleosis, with the remainder due largely to cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, toxoplasmosis, HIV and adenovirus 

Instructors / Speakers
Emma Park,
GP Principal

Dr Park is a GP principal in Sheffield and in training to become a GP trainer. Her past experience includes posts in Family planning (specialist youth clinic), Genito-urinary medicine, Eating disorders, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is a member of the RCGP Adolescent task group and the Sheffield sexual health network. Her interest in Adolescent healthcare was sparked by a medical student elective to a specialist primary care adolescent clinic in Montreal, Canada.

Glandular Fever course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Access Duration (in months)
Programs this course belongs to
Modules this course belongs to
Similar Listings