Mononucleosis and Mononucleosislike Syndromes

  • Richard A. Gleckman
  • John S. Czachor

Abstract

The syndrome of mononucleosis evokes a stereotypic response among physicians: they are apt to think of a 19-year-old college coed with a sore throat, too fatigued to get out of bed, and worried that her boyfriend may get the same symptoms because he had kissed her. This, however, is only in part true. Acute infectious mononucleosis (AIM) has a varied presentation, and although it remains most prevalent in the second decade of life, it occurs in all age groups. In this chapter, we review the pathogenesis, clinical features, complications, and treatment of acute mononucleosis. We also review the numerous conditions that resemble this disease.

Keywords

Lyme Disease Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Infectious Mononucleosis Viral Capsid Antigen Miliary Tuberculosis 
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  • Richard A. Gleckman
  • John S. Czachor

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