A 19-YEAR-OLD Southampton University student died of glandular fever just two days after being turned away by his GP practice, an inquest heard.

Toby Hudson had been prescribed antibiotics at a walk-in medical centre the day before he went into cardiac arrest, a coroner was told.

Despite prolonged efforts to save him, Mr Hudson died in hospital on July 4 this year.

A Bournemouth inquest heard that Mr Hudson, who lived in Belfield Park Drive, Weymouth with his family, had been suffering from a cough and sore throat for around a month when he attempted to call his doctor on Monday July 1.

Dorset Coroner Rachael Griffin heard he was unable to get through to the Lanehouse Surgery in Ludlow Road, Weymouth by telephone on Monday July 1 and "gave up."

The following day he spoke to a staff member at the surgery who told him he could not have an appointment because he had also registered with a doctor in Southampton near his university. He was informed that he could go to a walk-in centre.

On Wednesday July 3 he was given antibiotics at a walk-in centre after being taken there by his brother, the inquest was told.

On Thursday July 4 he was taken to hospital in cardiac arrest and died despite prolonged resuscitation attempts.

The official cause of his death was given as multiple organ failure due to sepsis, due to infectious mononucleosis, due to Epstien Barr virus.

The inquest heard Mr Hudson had no significant medical history and had been fit and well before the illness.

Mrs Griffin adjourned the hearing and asked for statements to be taken from all those involved in his care.

There will be a pre-inquest review on January 13.