Infectious Mononucleosis Epidemiology and Pathogenesis

  • Stephen E. Straus
  • Gary R. Fleisher
Part of the Clinical Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CLIN.TOP.INFECT)


The earliest reports of illnesses resembling acute infectious mononucleosis (IM) appeared in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, but it was not until 1920 that the syndrome as we currently know it was described. The apparent lack of prior recognition of IM rests not on oversight but rather on the infrequency of this disease.


Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Infectious Mononucleosis Oral Secretion Military Academy Heterophile Antibody 
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