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Glandular fever in 6YO? Surely not.

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MonkeyJungleConga Tue 28-Jun-11 17:16:26

GP thinks DD may have glandular fever as she's had sore throat (no sign of infection / pus tho), temperature, glands up and very very tired for 6 days now. i thought it was only a teenage thing.

Anyone else's child had this at such a young age? If so what were your experiences?

MonkeyJungleConga Tue 28-Jun-11 19:48:39


Sirzy Tue 28-Jun-11 19:55:39

It is possible. There was a thread on here not long back about a 4 year old with GF.

Has the GP ordered blood tests to find out?

MonkeyJungleConga Tue 28-Jun-11 20:02:26

Not yet. GP reckons that it could be due to enlarged glands, the fact that she's so exhausted by it and that there's no infection on the tonsils but they are enlarged and her throat is sore. If no improvement with antibiotics then it's off for a blood test.

scaredykatt Tue 28-Jun-11 20:32:38

Has GP done throat swab? It could be strep, even without tonsils looking infected.

PandaNot Tue 28-Jun-11 20:54:12

I know an 8 year old that had it and a 9 year old. It is very very infectious so could get it easily I would have thought.

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