Relapsing, Recurrent, and Chronic Infectious Mononucleosis in the Normal Host
Infectious mononucleosis is a well described disorder, so there is no need for me to review the features of the classic syndrome or the extensive evidence for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as its major cause. I will, instead, review a number of selected aspects of infectious mononucleosis that have occupied my attention for the past few years, but which are incompletely addressed in the literature. These include the rather provocative issues of relapse, recurrence, and chronicity of EBV infection in the normal host.
KeywordsRecurrent Infection Infectious Mononucleosis Normal Host Atypical Lymphocyte Heterophile Antibody
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