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Infectious Mononucleosis / Glandular Fever - Health Info 
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Our medical experts find the best sites covering key medical conditions and problems. They target Australian sites which are informative and easy to read. Sites are rated:
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glandular fever

http://www.nevdgp.org.au/ginf2/murtagh/Infections/Glandularfever.htm

eMedical rating: 3

Developed by Professor John Murtagh of the Monash University, Australia. This site contains reliable easy to understand information about the condition, symptoms, diagnosis, risks involved and advice for patients.

 

Medical Keywords:

Infectious mononucleosis, tonsillitis, jaundice, monocytes.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Australian Site
  5. Quality Presentation

 

kissing the epstein-barr virus goodbye?

http://www.science.org.au/nova/026/026key.htm

eMedical rating: 3

This highly recommended and not to be missed site is designed by the Australian Academy of Science. It contains good quality information about diseases caused by the Epstein Barr Virus. It explains the methods by which the virus is spread and vaccine development in Australia. It also includes clinical information about glandular fever. This comprehensive, specialized site provides a very good source of information especially for those wanting to increase their knowledge about this condition.

 

Medical Keywords:

Epstein-Barr Virus, Hodgkin's disease, B-lymphocytes, naked DNA vaccine, adjuvants, immunity, plasmid, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Burkitt's lymphoma

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Valuable Links
  4. Authoritative Sources
  5. Includes Message Boards or Chat
  6. Australian Site
  7. Quality Presentation

 

teenshealth - infectious mononucleosis

http://kidshealth.org/teen/health_problems/infections/mononucleosis.html

eMedical rating: 3

This is a good site for teenagers and puts glandular fever into an adolescent context. It describes the symptoms and duration of the disease. This Kidshealth article is a single page of brief information with easy to read text. It's well presented and perhaps the first point of call for younger web enthusiasts seeking medical information. Just remember that to click on "next page" hypertexts as this is a 3 page article.

 

Medical Keywords:

Antibody, hepatitis, cytomegalovirus, thrombocytopenia, antipyretics

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Feedback Facilities
  4. Authoritative Sources
  5. Quality Presentation

 

guidelines for the control of infectious mononucleosis

http://hna.ffh.vic.gov.au/phb/hprot/inf_dis/bluebook/inmono.htm

eMedical rating: 3

Produced by the Department of Human Services of Victoria, Australia. This site contains guidelines for the control of many infectious diseases including Glandular Fever or Infectious Mononucleosis. It provides an overview of glandular fever, clinical features, methods of diagnosis, mode of transmission, treatment and prevention.

 

Medical Keywords:

Pharyngotonsillitis, lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, chronic fatigue syndrome, liver function tests, Paul Bunnell test.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Australian Site
  5. Quality Presentation

 

health information: infectious mononucleosis

http://www.ualberta.ca/dept/health/public_html/healthinfo/mono.html

eMedical rating: 3

This easy to navigate site brought to you by the University of Alberta, Canada, provides comprehensive information on various health conditions to educate the general public. It contains answers to all your questions about infectious mononucleosis such as what it is, what causes it, who is affected, how it is treated and whether it is contagious. Although North American in content, it is quite relevant to the Australian public.

 

Medical Keywords:

Measles, jaundice, nasal-pharyngeal secretion, spleen enlargement.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Quality Presentation

 

medical microbiology: infectious mononucleosis

http://www.kcom.edu/faculty/chamberlain/Website/lectures/lecture/mono.htm

eMedical rating: 3

If you have got questions you need answered on infectious mononucleosis look no further. This well organised site is presented by Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Missouri and provides online teaching material for medical students. This site offers comprehensive information, which include epidemiology, pathogenesis, manifestation, treatment and prevention. A very well organized site for the general public and students.

 

Medical Keywords:

Epstein-Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), heterophile antibodies, lymphocytosis, herpes virus, carrier state, splenomegaly, pharyngeal inflammation.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Quality Presentation

 

epstein-barr virus and infectious mononucleosis

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/ebv.htm

eMedical rating: 2

This US Government National Centers for Disease Control has produced this very informative site, with oodles of information on everything you may need to know about Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever). It has a plain text background making reading easier and it's written for the general public. It certainly isn't the most decorative site around but what it lacks in presentation it makes up for in content. The site has a summary and extensive description of the disease symptoms. Of particular interest perhaps are the diagnostic tests for Epstein Barr Virus.

 

Medical Keywords:

Epstein-Barr virus, EBV, primary infection, reactivation, antibody tests, IgM, IgG, chronic EBV infection

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Authoritative Sources
  4. Quality Presentation

 

my dr - glandular fever

http://www.mydr.com.au/default.asp?article=376

eMedical rating: 1

MyDr.com.au presents a number of articles which are short and sweet in nature but cover the main facts. The article covers symptoms, disease duration and treatment and is an easy read. It uses plain language and is a good stepping stone to more indepth articles and websites on the topic

 

Medical Keywords:

mononucleosis, kissing, glands, saliva, spleen, jaundice, antibiotics

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Easy to Read and Navigate
  2. Authoritative Sources
  3. Australian Site
  4. Quality Presentation
 
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