Cytomegalovirus mononucleosis as a cause of prolonged fever and prominent weight loss in immunocompetent adults.

@article{RodrguezBao2004CytomegalovirusMA,
  title={Cytomegalovirus mononucleosis as a cause of prolonged fever and prominent weight loss in immunocompetent adults.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez-Ba{\~n}o and Miguel Angel Munia{\'i}n and Ma Victoria Borobio and Jos{\'e} Luis Sarasa Corral and Ester Lim{\'o}n Ram{\'i}rez and Evelio J. Perea and Ram{\'o}n P{\'e}rez-Cano},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={468-70}
}
Four immunocompetent adults presented with protracted fever lasting > 6 weeks and severe weight loss, associated with primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Each patient had spleen enlargement, lymphocytosis and hypertriglyceridaemia, but recovered spontaneously. A further 20 immunocompetent patients with primary CMV infection were also reviewed, and all presented the usual clinical picture of CMV mononucleosis. It was concluded that CMV mononucleosis should be considered in the differential… CONTINUE READING