Mononucleosis and Athletic Participation: An Evidence-Based Subject Review

@article{Putukian2008MononucleosisAA,
  title={Mononucleosis and Athletic Participation: An Evidence-Based Subject Review},
  author={Margot Putukian and Francis G. O’Connor and Paul R. Stricker and Christopher McGrew and Robert G. Hosey and Steven Gordon and James J. Kinderknecht and Vesna Martich Kriss and Gregory L. Landry},
  journal={Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={309-315}
}
Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a common medical condition that afflicts thousands of young athletes each year. Despite the self-limited nature of this disorder, the variability of the clinical presentation and the rare risk of splenic rupture routinely present sports medicine clinicians with difficult return-to-play decisions. Currently there are no evidence-based guidelines regarding the management of the athlete with IM. This review discusses the available research data pertaining to the… 

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