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kissing disease

n. Informal
Infectious mononucleosis.
A trivial synonym for infectious mononucleosis, which refers to a typical mode of transmission of EBV—i.e., by kissing and salivary exchange

kissing disease

See GLANDULAR FEVER.

Patient discussion about kissing disease

Q. What is the connection between fibromyalgia and glandular fever? How can you protect yourself from this viral infection?

A. There is a notion that some of the autoimmune conditions are caused by a trigger in the shape of a virus. Like the papiloma virus and cervical cancer. So there might be a connection between fibromyalgia and a virus.

Q. can mono kill you if it gets to the liver? otherwise known as the kissing desiaes.

A. It can be fatal, not necessarily through infecting the liver but through rupture of enlarged spleen or obstruction of the throat, or through the development of cancer (e.g. lymphoma) later in life.

However, these complications are very rare, and most people recover from the disease without major complications.

You can read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infectiousmononucleosis.html

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DOCTORS have stopped actor Cas Harkins taking part in steamy gay scenes in the BBC soap River City - after he caught glandular fever, dubbed the kissing disease.
A GLANDULAR fever is known as the kissing disease because it is caught by close personal contact.
I've heard it's called the kissing disease, so is this the case?
It can be spread in a similar way to flu, and is sometimes called the kissing disease because it's passed through saliva.
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Harry's infection comes from a virus transferred by saliva or mucus - giving it the nickname the kissing disease.