Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases And Immunology; Department of Medicine, Division of Community Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases | Infectious Disease | Virus Diseases | Viruses
Splenic infarction is a rare complication of infectious mononucleosis. We describe 3 cases of splenic infarction attributed to infectious mononucleosis that we encountered within a 2-month period. We underscore the awareness of this potential complication of infectious mononucleosis and discuss the differential diagnosis of splenic infarction, including infectious etiologies. While symptomatic management is usually sufficient for infectious mononucleosis-associated splenic infarction, close monitoring for other complications, including splenic rupture, is mandated.
Epstein-Barr virus, infectious mononucleosis, splenic infarction
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Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 17;5(3):ofy041. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy041. eCollection 2018 Mar. Link to article on publisher's site
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Li, Yan; George, Ann; Arnaout, Sami; Wang, Jennifer P.; and Abraham, George M., "Splenic Infarction: An Under-recognized Complication of Infectious Mononucleosis?" (2018). Open Access Articles. 3393.
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