Infectious mononucleosis and related syndromes.

  title={Infectious mononucleosis and related syndromes.},
  author={Alfred S. Evans},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  volume={276 3},
  • Alfred S. Evans
  • Published 1978 in The American journal of the medical sciences
The "mono syndrome" is an acute febrile disease of older children and young adults which involves the lymphatic system and is characterized hematologically by the presence of 50% or more lymphocytes and monocytes and 10% or more atypical lymphocytes. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes over 90% of the syndrome, cytomegalovirus (CMV) about 5% to 7%, and Toxoplasma gondii less than 1%. Viral hepatitis, adenovirus, rubella, and herpes simplex are rare causes. Only EBV produces classical heterophile… CONTINUE READING


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