• Robert T. Schooley
Part of the Clinical Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CLIN.TOP.INFECT)


Infectious mononucleosis is an acute illness characterized by fever, malaise, sore throat, and lymphadenopathy. The importance of the syndrome relates both to the considerable morbidity with which it is associated and to the unique biologic characteristics of the agent that is responsible for most cases of the illness. This chapter will trace the events leading to the definition of the syndrome and will outline the extensive investigations that led to the discovery of the Epstein-Barr virus as the etiologic agent for the majority of cases of infectious mononucleosis


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