Infectious Mononucleosis and Complications

  • James Linder
  • David T. Purtilo


Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a febrile illness of older children and young adults caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The diagnosis is based on the triad of physical, hematologic and serologic findings. In this chapter we review the discovery of IM, the typical and atypical cases. We emphasize immunologic determination of the outcome of the infection by EBV. Several monographs discuss the historical and clinical aspects of IM (12,39,54).


Aplastic Anemia Infectious Mononucleosis Splenic Rupture Atypical Lymphocyte Bovine Erythrocyte 
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  • James Linder
    • 1
  • David T. Purtilo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA

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