Acute or Chronic Life-Threatening Diseases Associated With Epstein-Barr Virus Infection

  title={Acute or Chronic Life-Threatening Diseases Associated With Epstein-Barr Virus Infection},
  author={M. Okano and T. Gross},
  journal={The American Journal of the Medical Sciences},
  • M. Okano, T. Gross
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of the Medical Sciences
  • Abstract: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is one of the representative, usually benign, acute diseases associated with primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. IM is generally self-limiting and is characterized mostly by transient fever, lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly. However, very rarely primary EBV infection results in severe or fatal conditions such as hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis together with fulminant hepatitis designated as severe or fatal IM or EBV-associated… CONTINUE READING
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