Is there also a fatal outcome? | Course of the whistling glandular fever

Is there also a fatal outcome?

The prognosis for Pfeiffer’s glandular fever is generally very good. Especially when you consider that at the age of 40 almost everyone has been infected at least once in their life. Almost all symptoms heal within 3 months, including the majority of neurological symptoms.

However, the complications of the disease can lead to severe progressions. If these complications cannot be medically controlled, in the worst case, the result can be fatal. Dangerous progressions can be caused, for example, by meningitis, encephalitis, liver failure, kidney failure, heart involvement or a splenic rupture. However, this happens very rarely.