Anti-cardiolipin antibodies in infectious mononucleosis react with the membrane of activated lymphocytes.


To elucidate the mechanisms of autoantibody induction in infectious mononucleosis (IM), we have studied sera from 35 patients with IM with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays using purified antigens. In the IM group 37% had IgM antibodies to cardiolipin above the normal range (mean plus 2 standard deviations of control sera). Significantly elevated… (More)